Youth who robbed Tim Hortons going to jail

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This is temporary Tim Hortons trailer in Montague where a robbery took place recently.

GEORGETOWN — A Montague youth who brazenly robbed the Tim Hortons temporary coffee shop in the middle of the night is going to jail.

The 15-year-old, who posted his plans on Facebook, was “not quite drunk” and brandishing a box cutter when he entered the coffee shop trailer in the dark of night Jan 8 and demanded money, a court hearing was told here.

Two female employees handed over $160 and the thief left after the 3 a.m. robbery to “hang out” at a friend’s house.

The Tim Hortons is undergoing a major renovation and a temporary trailer is being used to accommodate the public.

Court was told the youth, with a substantial record and severe addiction problems, spent the entire day hatching out his plan.

Provincial court Judge Nancy Orr recently sentenced the youth to 12 months in jail.

Organizations: Tim Hortons

Geographic location: GEORGETOWN

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  • A social mess on our hands
    January 23, 2013 - 19:51

    Seems we are seeing more and more and younger and younger people getting caught in this pill addiction issue the Police Officer at Colonel Grey was alerting us about. I doubt 12 months in Sleepy Hollow will do anybody any good. I guess we ill, as a society, just keep our head in the sand and make out the crisis of opiate addiction is not that bad! i notice there is a Barbour woman up in Charlottetown - she seems to have a good message but other then people congratulating her, nothing is really happening to deal with the issue. Thank heavens I am too old to have to get involved in such things but it does seem a shame that kids are getting into all this trouble and often messing up their lives or actually dying.

    • Rose Barbour
      January 24, 2013 - 08:10

      I am so glad to read that you are hearing my message! Thank you so much for paying attention to it. It means a lot to me. My heart breaks everyday as I see and hear of more and more of our youth becoming addicted. I am assuming you are following my blog (http://shadowsinpei.blogspot.ca/). I created it to show people the human side of addiction, educate, raise awareness, and open eyes. This can happen to any family, and it is not necessarily the parents fault. The society that our children are growing up in is MUCH different then the one we grew up in. You are so right that not enough people are paying attention or doing enough. By sharing our family's story through the blog and public talks, it is keeping the conversation going. I hope that more people will be like you and listen so that true and meaningful change can happen. Have a great day. You made mine!

  • Don't get it
    January 23, 2013 - 16:13

    A 15 yr old gets a year for stealing $160.00 from Tims ....... while a few years back an adult woman got house arrest for stealing $190,000.00 from the Credit Union ........ doesn,t make sense

  • Been there done that
    January 23, 2013 - 14:41

    Portage is a good place (But) her has got to make his own mind up to go there when he gets out of jail , and as far as judge Orr she should have made it 2 years

  • lil harsh
    January 23, 2013 - 13:59

    Its to bad they wouldnt be this harsh on the drunk drivers.. They get weekends for killing a person then there caught Again and again and nothing is done! Yess this kids did sonething wrng he deserves to be punished.. Orr must of been having a bad day and threw the book at him.. Try doing that to a few more people to see if it teaches them!!

  • his fault
    January 23, 2013 - 13:45

    It doesn't matter the age the youth planned it, executed it and facebooked it...this person is a repeat offender well you know what there comes a time when you have to for go the age and deliver a message! I commend the judge!! @WHAT. A JOKE...if this young offender robbed from you our your family would you think the judg runined his life? he deserved what he got Good work to the judge for makeing a criminal finally pay for his crimes!!

  • Alisha Wolf
    January 23, 2013 - 13:15

    Its not judge Orr's problem its this kids parents problem.

  • Disgusted
    January 23, 2013 - 12:25

    12 months on how to learn to be a " BETTER CRIMINAL"

  • TO WHAT A JOKE
    January 23, 2013 - 12:12

    Are you for real?? Blaming the judge for ruining this CRIMINALS life. Read the article moron. Extensive criminal record and deserves jail. Why do you think his record is so long.? Because he was getting away with his crimes. Horray to the judge and I sincerely hope we get many more like this in the near future. Armed Robbery is not something you should be slapped on the wrist and sent hope for. Wake up and smell the coffee maybe we are being heard and finally getting some justice here. Find another carreer criminal to pamper while this one does his time for his crime.

  • boondoggle
    January 23, 2013 - 11:52

    He doesn't need jail, he needs rehabilitation. He's only 15 for heaven's sake.

  • what. a joke
    January 23, 2013 - 10:56

    What is wrong with our court system sending. A fifteen yearold to jail for a yeah like what's that going to teach him how to be a better crimmal like there's a problem here he needs help but jail is not that help how do you sleep at night judge orr you have just ruined that young mans life should be very proud of your self

  • Sad state of affairs
    January 23, 2013 - 10:22

    It is too bad that he wasn't sentenced to 12 months in Portage Atlantic treatment centre instead of jail where he will not receive any treatment.

    • Hard times
      January 23, 2013 - 13:29

      Personally I think this is a joke! 12 months is not enough time it should have been more, teach this youth a lesson and give out their name so that everyone would know who it is and that may just make them feel like a fool but then again maybe not. If you do the crime you should do the time. If treatment hasn't helped this youth before what makes you think that getting him help this time is going to help. If this youth needs help where the hell are the parents? A 15 year old shouldn't be walking the streets at 3 am in the morning.