A 12-year-old boy arrested Sunday night for allegedly threatening
security guards at Wal-mart with a crowbar is the same youngster
charged with threatening staff at Dollarama with a knife last month.

The boy, who cannot be named under the provisions of the Youth Criminal
Justice Act, appeared in youth court yesterday afternoon to answer to
charges of assault with a weapon and threats to cause death after he
and a friend tried to enter the Wal-mart on Mumford Road Sunday night
as it was closing.

Const. Jeff Carr with the Halifax Regional Police said greeters told
the two youths the store was closed, but the boys argued and security
guards became involved.

“At some point, they physically tried to remove one of them or both of them from the store,” Carr said.

“He pulled out a crowbar and kind of ran away at the same time and uttered some kind of threat as he ran away.”

A 14-year-old who accompanied the boy Sunday night is charged with
possession of a weapon and threats to cause death. Police seized a
knife from the youth.

Carr confirmed that both boys were charged in the incident at Halifax
Shopping Centre’s Dollarama last month when they allegedly tried to
steal chocolate bars and pulled a knife on staff when confronted.



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