Youth Allegedly Robs Family at Knife Point

A boy, 15,  faces multiple charges after allegedly robbing a family at knife point.

Kingston Police say the victim made contact with the accused through an online sales App about buying a used cellphone, and drove to an apartment building late Friday afternoon, to make the exchange.

The accused approached their vehicle and once the transaction was completed he allegedly brandished a large kitchen knife and held it against the victims's chest, causing the children in the back seat to begin screaming and crying while he demanded they give back the cellphone.

The accused then ran back to his apartment with the cellphone and cash, as the family fled in their vehicle.

Police were called and the youth was arrested and charged with robbery, possession of a weapon for committing an offence, two counts of breach recognizance, and two counts of breach probation.