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Updated: Police arrest man accused of robbing Bancroft Rexall at gunpoint Sunday morning

He demanded narcotics, fled pharmacy with prescription drugs, say police

Updated Nov. 4 at 3 p.m.

Greater Sudbury Police have arrested the man they believe to be responsible for robbing the Rexall pharmacy on Bancroft Drive at gunpoint Nov. 1.

Police say they were notified of the robbery at 10 a.m. Sunday morning. 

They were told a man had entered the pharmacy, pulled out what was believed to be a handgun and demanded narcotics. The man fled the pharmacy with an unknown quantity of prescription drugs. 

A K9 track was conducted in the area, but it was later learned that the man left the store in a vehicle. The man was not located at the time of the track.

Just before 1 p.m. Nov. 3, members of the Greater Sudbury Police Break, Enter and Robbery (BEAR) Unit located the suspect on Lasalle Boulevard and placed him under arrest. 

Shortly after the arrest, a criminal code search warrant was executed at the man’s residence where officers located narcotics, as well as illicit drugs including crack cocaine and cocaine.

A 38-year-old man was charged with:

  • Robbery with a Firearm
  • Disguise with Intent
  • Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose
  • Possession of a Firearm Contrary to Prohibition Order
  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance
  • Possession of a Schedule II Substance
  • Operation of a Vehicle While Prohibited

The man was held in police custody and attended bail court Nov. 4.

Updated Nov. 1 at 12:30 p.m.

Greater Sudbury Police say they have concluded a K9 track after a robbery in the Bancroft-Second Avenue area, and are still seeking the suspect.

The suspect is described as a white man, between 5'10" and 6' tall, a medium build, and approximately 180 to 200 pounds. He was wearing a olive green winter jacket with a hood, dark jeans, sunglasses, a blue surgical mask, two-tone dark hiking shoes and black gloves with white on the front.

The man was last seen running toward Second Avenue.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Greater Sudbury Police at 705-675-9171 or Crime Stoppers at 705-222-TIPS (8477) or

Original story: 

Greater Sudbury Police are asking the public to stay away from the Bancroft-Second Avenue area this morning. 

There is heavy police presence in the area after a robbery at the Rexall Pharmacy.

Police say K9 and tactical officers are conducting a dog track.