Woman arrested for robberies of young girls, students

Robberies occurred near Hillside Centre, Mayfair Mall last month

An 18-year-old woman is facing charges for robberies that took place near Mayfair and Hillside malls last month.

In the first incident Nov. 14, two 11-year-old girls were approached by a man and woman and robbed of their cellphones and backpacks while walking home near Hillside Centre.

A similar robbery occurred Nov. 26, when two female students were approached by a woman outside Mayfair Mall and threatened at knifepoint.

Teagyne McFarlane of no fixed address is facing four counts of robbery, possession of a weapon dangerous to the public and possession of stolen property.

A 19-year-old Sidney man was arrested in connection with the first robbery and will appear Jan. 19 on one count of robbery.

VicPD investigators sifted through numerous tips and evidence to make the arrests, said Det. Joan Elliot in a statement.

dpalmer@vicnews.com

Just Posted

UVic president offers condolences after two students killed in bus crash

‘We also grieve with those closest to these members of our campus community,’ Cassels says

GoodLife marathon helps enrich lives, share stories

Seniors’ care one of many causes supported by GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon

Central Saanich strawberry farmer reports bumper crop

Strawberry season could last well into October

Oak Bay community invited to News’ 5th annual readers tea

Oak Bay News, Carlton House host Sept. 17 afternoon tea

Tour Government House and other homes, enjoy art along the way

The Art Gallery’s 66th annual House Tour features artists at work, artistic floral displays

VIDEO: Greater Victoria, here’s the news you missed this weekend

Tragic bus crash, Pacific FC win and Terry Fox runs

VIDEO: Vancouver Island mayor details emergency response after fatal bus crash

Sharie Minions says she is ‘appalled’ by condition of road where bus crashed

Federal party leaders address gun violence after weekend shooting near Toronto

One teen was killed and five people injured in the shooting

Scheer makes quick campaign stop in Comox

Conservative leader highlights tax promises early in campaign

Conservatives promise tax cut that they say will address Liberal increases

Scheer says the cut would apply to the lowest income bracket

B.C. VIEWS: Cutting wood waste produces some bleeding

Value-added industry slowly grows as big sawmills close

Fewer trees, higher costs blamed for devastating downturn in B.C. forestry

Some say the high cost of logs is the major cause of the industry’s decline in B.C.

Federal food safety watchdog says batch of baby formula recalled

The agency says it’s conducting a food safety investigation

Coming Home: B.C. fire chief and disaster dog return from hurricane-ravaged Bahamas

The pair spent roughly one week on Great Abaco Island assisting in relief efforts

Most Read