A High River business was happy to see the police arrest six individuals, including four minors,  who have been robbing cell phone stores and other businesses.

Bell store owner John Coleman says he is glad that arrests have been made.

"This was the third visit to the store," said Coleman. "They came in on the 28th of December, stole four iPhones. They came back about two weeks later, we had not put the display back out so they left without doing any damage."

"If you can imagine for the poor young man looking after the store it was quite traumatic to have them come in again."

And they came back for the third time earlier this week on Monday February 5th but because the store had started to keep the doors locked they were unable to get inside.

"They tried the door couldn't get in, tried the other door couldn't get in."

They called the police who responded very quickly and shared their surveillance tape with them.

When the group couldn't get in they left town and headed to Strathmore where they attempted to rob another cell phone store, when those doors were locked they attempted to kick in the glass on it.

They called the police who responded very quickly and shared their surveillance tape with them.

Witnesses helped the Strathmore RCMP track down the five-passenger car with the six suspects inside.

"Cell phones aren't a joke anymore one iPhone X is $1400 so they certianly have a lot of value."

According to RCMP, 19-year-old Kareeba Joseph of Calgary, 19-year-old Rauch Bang of Calgary and four male youths face a total of 34 charges, including theft, wearing a disguise with intent to commit an indictable offence and failing to comply with a recognizance.



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