A 17-year-old is behind bars after police arrested him for his alleged involvement in an armed robbery last week at a McDonald’s parking lot in Mount Pearl.
The teen — whose name is banned from publication because he’s a youth — appeared in provincial court in St. John’s this morning.
He faces charges of armed robbery and several court breaches.
He agreed to go back to jail until his next court date next week.
His arrest came three days after charges were dropped against two other teens, who police originally thought were responsible for the July 20 robbery.
However, on Friday, police informed the Crown that, upon further investigation, they had arrested the wrong people.
Charges against Johnathan Hann and a 15-year-old were immediately withdrawn.
According to police, an arrest warrant was issued for the 17-year-old Sunday evening.
The RNC Major Crime Unit has also charged the 25-year-old complainant with three firearms-related offences.
The investigation into the incident is continuing.