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K9 unit leads police to alleged robber

GSPS says man stole money from convenience store Dec. 8, arrested in possession of Fentanyl

Greater Sudbury Police are crediting the K9 Unit for helping track down an alleged convenience store robbery this morning.

Shortly after 9:35 a.m. on Dec. 8, GSPS said it received a call regarding a robbery that had just occurred at a convenience store on Lorne Street. 

“Information provided was that a man had entered the store, approached the cash, became aggressive with the employee behind the counter and then stole the cash till from the register,” police said. 

The employee was not injured and the man fled on foot, police report.

The Emergency Response Unit was dispatched as was the K9 Unit, which led officers to a residential building on Lorne Street.

Rather than wait for a warrant, GSPS said the tactical unit entered the building, police said, citing “concerns for public safety and based on exigent circumstances.”

“(Police) located the man inside” the building, GSPS said. “Upon searching the man after the arrest, officers located what is believed to be 10 grams of Fentanyl.”

The 18-year-old has been charged with the following offences under the Criminal Code of Canada:

  • Robbery
  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking
  • Mischief
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000

“We would like to commend all personnel involved with this call as it required a co-ordinated response from units across the service and resulted in the timely arrest of the person believed to be responsible.”