Three suspects have been identified, of whom two have been arrested, following a violent robbery in the area of the downtown underpass linking Riverside Drive with Elgin Street.
The incident was reported to police at 8:42 p.m. on Oct. 1, at which time they were alerted to a group of people heard yelling and a “significant amount of blood” on the ground in the area, according to a media release issued by police the following afternoon.
Those involved in the incident fled before police arrived.
Police immediately reviewed Lions Eye in the Sky (closed circuit television monitoring program) footage, which had captured the incident.
“The footage revealed that a male victim had been laying on the ground of the underpass tunnel, when three men approached him and began to physically assault him,” according to the media release.
“Through the course of the assault, the suspects were observed rummaging through the victim’s pockets and possessions.”
Police identified all three suspects via the footage, and at 9:28 p.m. arrested two of them, including a 25-year-old Mississauga man and a 20-year-old Greater Sudbury man.
The Mississauga man was charged with Robbery with Violence, and the Sudbury man was charged with Robbery with Violence and Failure to Comply with Release Order.
Both men were taken to police headquarters and held in custody overnight. They were scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 2.
The third suspect, a 20-year-old Greater Sudbury man, has been identified but remains at large. Police have applied for an arrest warrant for the man.
The victim was located by police and received medical attention by paramedics. HIs injuries were deemed not life-threatening.
The attack is believed to be a targeted incident.
Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to phone police at 705-675-9171, or to make an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers at 705-222-8477.