Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Timmins police make arrests after gas bar robbery

Timmins Police Service says several arrests have been made as the result of an armed robbery that occurred at the Canadian Tire Gas Bar early Tuesday morning.
At approximately 6:19 a.m. a lone male suspect entered the gas bar brandishing a knife. The suspect punched an innocent customer and then reached over the counter removing an undisclosed amount of cash from the till, says a police news release.
Police say the suspect was seen running away northbound through the parking lot. The customer who was punched was able to identify a suspect for police, who then proceeded to a home on Fifth Avenue.
Within minutes, police knocked on the door of a Fifth Avenue home. The residents inside refused to come out, so police waited at the door until a search warrant was processed. Eventually four suspects came out of the house and were arrested by police. Police say the suspect involved in the robbery and weapons offence is being held in custody pending a bail hearing.
In the meantime, police have launched a thorough search of the Fifth Avenue home to gather more evidence.
Police say no names are being released until their investigation is completed.

No comments: