A customer leaving a fast food restaurant near Granville and Smithe last night was confronted by seven or eight teenaged boys, one of whom allegedly had a knife. The man told police the boys demanded money and threatened to stab him in the face and kill him.
The victim was able to run away and the boys ran in the opposite direction. Descriptions were broadcast to officers and to the Metro Vancouver Transit Police, who detained a group of teens at the Stadium SkyTrain station matching the descriptions.
Two of the suspects, aged 14 and 15, were arrested for robbery. The parents of the other teens were contacted and picked up their sons.