Greater Sudbury Police arrested a 29-year-old man in connection to a pair of recent robberies that occurred in Val Caron.
The first incident occurred around 11 p.m. on March 21, when a man attended a convenience store on MR80 in Val Caron, displayed a knife and demanded money from the employee. The man made off with more than $100 in cash as he fled on foot prior to police arrival. The employee was not injured during the interaction.
The second incident occurred around 8:30 p.m. on April 3, when the same man entered a food establishment on MR80 in Val Caron, once again displayed a knife and demanded money from the employee.
The man made off with a couple hundred dollars in cash and fled the area on foot prior to police being contacted. The employee was not injured during the interaction.
On April 8, as part of an ongoing investigation into the robberies, detectives from the GSPS Break, Enter and Robbery (B.E.A.R.) Unit executed a search warrant at a residence in Val Caron.
Upon executing the search warrant, detectives located the man believe to be responsible for both robberies, as well as the knife used in at least one of the incidents.
As a result of the investigation, a 29-year-old man has been arrested and charged with the following under the Criminal Code of Canada:
- Robbery with a Weapon (two counts)
- Disguise with Intent (two counts)
He appeared in Bail Court on April 9 to answer to the charges.