Hamilton police say a 17-year-old boy robbed the same convenience store three times in two weeks this spring, and hit the same Pita Pit multiple times too.

Earlier this month, they say, the teen went into the Pita Pit on Concession Street, showed a knife and threatened an employee, trying to get money from the till. He left empty-handed.

A couple of hours later, he went into the Best Buy Convenience store a few blocks away, showing the knife and demanding cash, police say. This time he got money from the till and got away.

Police were called and figured out who the suspect was. They arrested him while he was returning home. 

As police investigated, they also linked the 17-year-old to an armed robbery at the Pita Pit in April, as well as three robberies at City Convenience on Crockett Street. A firearm was seen in those, police said. 

The teen faces seven charges of robbery, six counts of disguise with intent, three counts of using a firearm or imitation during an offence and sixteen counts of breaching a youth probation order.