Thursday, December 27, 2007

Armed robberies in Timmins

Timmins Police Service is asking for help from the public in solving two separate armed robberies in the city on Boxing Day.
Both crimes occurred at Mac’s Milk stores. The first was at the store at Mountjoy and Commercial at about 5:30 in the late afternoon. The second was at the Mac’s at Mountjoy and Algonquin at about 9:40 in the evening.
In both cases, a male person threatened the clerk with a knife and demanded cash. In both cases, the robber collected the money and ran from the store heading north on Mountjoy Street.
Police say the descriptions of the robber are similar in that they’re looking for a man of medium height, 5’ 5” to 5’ 10” tall with a slim to medium build.
Police tried following the suspect with a tracking dog, but without success.
The Timmins Police Service is requesting the assistance of the public in this matter. Anyone with information pertaining to this crime is asked to call the Timmins Police Service at 264-1201 or Crime Stoppers at 268-8477.

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