Four of five young people arrested in connection with an violent assault and robbery last Friday have been released from custody on strict bail conditions.
The other, a 17-year-old female, was denied bail.
The case was called in provincial court in St. John’s today and will be called again on Oct. 30.
The five accused include two males and three females.
The four who were released had to post sureties of $5,000 each, and agree to a form of house arrest where they are only permitted to leave their homes for such things as school, work or medical appointments.
According to the RNC, the group allegedly lured a 24-year-old male, who has a physical disability, away from the parking lot at Mount Pearl Square in Mount Pearl. The victim was led into a wooded area where the group jumped him. He was assaulted and his valuables were taken.
The victim went to a nearby store for help and called the RNC. He was later treated in hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
The five accused are facing charges of conspiracy to commit an indictable offence and robbery with violence. One of the females was also charged with breaching two court orders.