Seven teens arrested after store robbery

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Seven teens were arrested following a convenience store robbery in St. Albert ended in a collision and a bite from a police dog on Tuesday.

Two teens were taken to the hospital from injuries sustained in the collision while one teen suffered a bite from a police dog.

On Tuesday Nov. 21 at around 8:40 p.m. two males wearing facial disguises entered the Mac’s Convenience Store on Sir Winston Churchill Avenue and demanded cash.

The two males then fled in a dark coloured Dodge Journey SUV.

The SUV failed to stop for an RCMP vehicle and turned south onto 127 street in the north end of Edmonton. The SUV vehicle collided with a taxi van.

After the collision, seven teens fled from the SUV and were all arrested shortly after by the RCMP and EPS.

The taxi driver was not injured in the collision but the taxi van suffered damage. Five of the teens were held in St. Albert RCMP cells and two were taken to the hospital for injuries from the collision. One teen suffered from an injury after a police dog bite.

The RCMP continue to investigate and charges are pending.

The RCMP cannot release the names of the youth under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

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Jennifer Henderson

Jennifer Henderson joined the St. Albert Gazette in 2016. She writes about municipal, provincial and federal politics; court and crime; general news and features.