Sooke youth charged in string of assaults

Five assaults blamed on youth

  • Mar. 9, 2011 12:00 p.m.

A teen, who Victoria police say is solely responsible for a string of assaults in Esquimalt, faced court Tuesday, March 1.

In early February, five assaults and one robbery were blamed on a group of youth. A child, a teen and three adults were assaulted.

Investigators determined just one was the perpetrator of the violence, said Sgt. Grant Hamilton, a Victoria police spokesperson.

A 17-year-old from Sooke has been charged with robbery, assault and wearing a disguise with intent to commit an offence.

None of the group of about five teens involved are from Esquimalt.

The teen’s name cannot be released under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

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