Mobs of teens stabbing, beating B.C. commuters: Transit cops

A SkyTrain pass the cityscape in Vancouver, Thursday February 28, 2013, CARMINE MARINELLI/QMI AGENCY

A SkyTrain pass the cityscape in Vancouver, Thursday February 28, 2013, CARMINE MARINELLI/QMI AGENCY

Michael Mui, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:46 PM ET

VANCOUVER - The arrests of two girls after a region-spanning steak knife stabbing spree late Monday have raised concerns of an “organized group” of teens bent on violence and robbery on B.C. public transit.

Transit Police arrested two girls, aged 14 and 15, after “random” victims were attacked at three SkyTrain stations — Gateway, Columbia and Joyce.

Two people were stabbed and another was beaten.

The girls have a combined 142 run-ins with police, Transit Police’s Anne Drennan said.

She said the group, sometimes seen with seven teens in total, has become a “serious ongoing problem” particularly with cellphone robberies.

The girls allegedly confronted two women outside Gateway Station in Surrey , just after 11 p.m. One of the women was chased up a flight of stairs and slashed.


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