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Police arrest and charge man in connection to pair of convenience store robberies

Man arrested once again Monday for breaching conditions of recognizance
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The Greater Sudbury Police Service Break Enter and Robbery (B.E.A.R.) Unit located and arrested a 23-year-old man on July 27 in connection to two robberies that occurred last week. (File)

The Greater Sudbury Police Service Break Enter and Robbery (B.E.A.R.) Unit located and arrested a 23-year-old man on July 27 in connection to two robberies that occurred last week.

Just after 11:15 a.m. on Saturday, July 27 members of the B.E.A.R. Unit arrested a 23-year old man on Municipal Road 35 in Azilda.

Around 1:30 a.m. on July 20, the 23-year-old entered a convenience store on Highway 69 North in Val Caron, displayed a knife and demanded money from the cashier. The employee complied and gave the man an undisclosed amount of cash. 

The employee was not injured during the interaction.

Shortly after 1:20 a.m. on July 27 the same man was seen entering a convenience store on Highway 144 North in Chelmsford where he once again displayed a knife and demanded money from the till. The cashier gave him an undetermined amount of money and the man fled the store.

The 23-year-old man has been charged with Robbery with a Weapon (two counts) and Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose (two counts). 

He was held in Police custody and attended Weekend and Statutory Holiday (W.A.S.H.) Court on Sunday, July 28 to answer to these charges.

After attending W.A.S.H. Court on July 28 and being released on a recognizance by the Justice of the Peace, the 23-year-old was arrested again by uniform officers just after 12:00 a.m. Monday, July 29 for breaching the conditions of his release. 

He was charged with Fail to Comply with Conditions of Recognizance and attended bail court on July 29 to answer to the charge.




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