On Friday afternoon at 1:30 pm, Charlottetown Police Services responded to a complaint of a Robbery that occurred in a business parking lot on University Avenue.
The victim had posted a cell phone for sale online and met two males in a business parking lot to finalize the sale.
The victim handed over the cell phone while one of the males passed him an envelope that was supposed to have contained cash payment for the phone. The victim noticed the envelope only contained paper and no money. When he went to take his phone back, one of the males assaulted him and both suspects fled the scene. The victim sustained minor facial injuries.
With the assistance of video surveillance in the area, Police were able identify both male suspects. At 4:00 pm, one male was located and arrested on Upper Prince Street. The second suspect was located on Bayfield Street at 5:30 pm and arrested.
A 24 year old Charlottetown male has bee charged with Robbery and Breach of Probation.
The second suspect, a 30 year old Charlottetown male was also charged with Robbery. A search of the male incident to arrest, revealed evidence from a previous business Break and Enter that occurred on June 30th. As a result of the seizure, the accused faces an additional charge of Break and Enter.
Both males appeared in Provincial Court today and have been remanded in custody until their next appearance on Wednesday.
Charlottetown Police would like to take this opportunity to remind the public that when meeting strangers to sell used goods, always do so in well lit, public space. Preferably in areas that have video surveillance. The public is encouraged to use the designated Safe Exchange Zone at the Charlottetown Police Headquarters located at 10 Kirkwood Drive.