A man was rushed to hospital in serious condition after he was stabbed during the course of a robbery downtown.

Police say that a 19-year-old man was in front of a restaurant near John and Front streets at around 12:25 a.m. when the robbery took place.

They say that one of the men was stabbed during the course of the robbery and was taken to hospital via emergency run.

Investigators said a group of five males, one of whom was armed with a screwdriver, stabbed the victim multiple times in his upper body.