Nanaimo teen arrested following robbery of drugs, property at knife point

A Nanaimo man called police after he was robbed at knife point for his marijuana on the weekend.

Nanaimo RCMP arrested a 13-year-old male after he allegedly held up a man at knife point for his marijuana and other property.

The robbery happened Friday about 8 p.m. at a home on Norwell Drive.

“According to the victim, the youths knocked on the door asking to come inside,” said Const. Gary O’Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman. “He allowed them in. They had some discussion and a knife was produced.”

The suspects, both male, ages 13 and 14, took a scale, a Sony PlayStation, some cash and marijuana before fleeing.

The victim, 25, was not injured in the robbery.

Police responded with a K-9 unit, which arrested the 13-year-old on Wellesley Avenue. He is facing charges of one count of robbery and one count of breach of probation from a previous offense.

No charges are pending against the 14-year-old suspect.

The breach of probation charge against the 13-year-old stems from his alleged involvement in a robbery at a public beach at Long Lake that occurred at 3 p.m. on  May 26, where three students from Germany were robbed at knife point by three suspects.

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