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Wingham Paperboy Swarmed By Teens – Suspect Descriptions Released

(NORTH HURON, ON) – Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Major Crime Unit is investigating a robbery that took place in the Town of Wingham, Township of North Huron on August 24th, 2023, on Victoria Street, near Helena Street.   

On August 28th, 2023, Huron County OPP was contacted by the 13-year-old victim’s mother, who advised police that her son had been attacked while delivering newspapers on Thursday, August 24th at approximately 4:00 p.m. The victim was cycling westbound on Victoria Street near Helena Street when three unknown males exited a trail and pulled the victim’s backpack off his back. The backpack was full of newspapers and the suspects threw the newspapers over the bridge into the river. The victim was able to escape on his bicycle with the suspects chasing him. The victim received minor injuries from the incident.

The three suspects, believed to be between the ages of 18-27 years are described as follows:

#1: Male, wearing a grey shirt and blue pants.

#2: Male, wearing a red shirt and black pants.

#3: Male, wearing a black shirt.

Police are asking for the public’s assistance should they have any knowledge of this incident or suspects.

If you have any information about this incident, please contact Huron OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or (519) 482-1677. 

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