Nova Scotia

Thief with knife robs boy of skateboard

A 14-year-old boy was robbed of his skateboard at knifepoint Monday night, Cape Breton Regional Police say.

A 14-year-old boy was robbed of his skateboard at knifepoint Monday night, Cape Breton Regional Police say.

The boy told police he was walking in Wentworth Park in Sydney when two boys and a girl approached and one of them pulled out a large knife.

The boy handed over his skateboard and the culprits ran off. No one was hurt.

Officers brought in a police dog to help them search the area. They found a teenage boy hiding in some bushes but no skateboard.

Police said the teenager was taken into custody. No charges were laid as of Tuesday morning, but the investigation continues.

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