Swarming Charges in Ottawa After OC Transpo Incident JULY 13, 2016

Swarming Charges in Ottawa After OC Transpo Incident JULY 13, 2016

Charges laid in overnight swarming on OC Transpo bus

 

(Ottawa)— The Ottawa Police Service Robbery Unit has laid a series of charges following an overnight swarming in Barrhaven.

On July 12, 2016, at approximately 3:00 am, two males were aboard an OC Transpo bus travelling to Barrhaven, along with another group of teenagers. At one point, one of the suspects approached one of the victims and made a demand for a watch. When the victim refused, the same suspect produced a knife and made a demand for anything he had. At this point, the remaining members of the group joined in, assaulted the victim, and stole varying items from him. There was also an attempt to take property from the second victim. The group of suspects exited the bus at Fallowfield Station. They were located together a short time later by responding patrol officers and all arrested without incident. There were no injuries.

Brendan RENEGBANGA, 18 of Ottawa, is charged with the following offences:

  • Two counts of robbery
  • Two counts of Intimidation
  • Conspiracy

RENEGBANGA appears in court on August 9, 2016.

Five young persons, three males and two females, 15-17 years of age, are jointly charged with the following offences:

  • Two counts of robbery
  • Two counts of Intimidation
  • Conspiracy

One of the young persons is additionally charged with breach of a condition of a YCJA sentence, two others with possession of a weapon, and another is separately charged with Obstructing a Peace officer and Personation with intent.

Two of the youths appeared in court on July 12, 2016. One youth will appear in court on July 13, 2016. The remaining two suspects will appear in Youth Court on August 9, 2016.

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