Arrests made in armed confectionary robbery
CTV Northern Ontario
Published Thursday, April 11, 2019 2:35PM EDT
Last Updated Monday, April 15, 2019 9:43AM EDT
Sudbury police say officers with the Break Enter and Robbery unit have arrested three men believed to be responsible for the armed robbery of a New Sudbury convenience store on Madison Avenue.
Police say a 30-year-old man was arrested on Thursday, April 11 in connection to the robbery.
A search warrant was carried out on Friday, April 12 and police recovered items related to the crime, as well as the suspected taser used. Two other men, a 37-year-old and a 40-year-old were arrested Friday night.
All three have been charged with:
- Robbery with a Weapon
- Assault with a Weapon
- Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose
- Disguise with Intent
- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime
Officials with Greater Sudbury Police Service are cautioning people that work in local convenience and confectionary stores after three men allegedly robbed a store in the New Sudbury area of city.
Police say three masked men entered the confectionary store just before 10 pm on Tuesday, April 9.
One man assaulted the employee with a stun gun, while a second man stole money from the cash register, and the third stood guard at the entrance of the store. The trio made off with cash, cigarettes and other items before officers arrived at the scene.
The employee sustained minor injuries in the incident.
A K9 track was conducted around Madison Avenue and Caribou Road, but ended abruptly indicating that the suspects fled the scene in a vehicle.
Police canvassed the area and spoke to several people.
All three men are described as being around 6 feet tall with medium builds.
Due to level of aggression and violence used in this robbery, police are warning people that work in convenience and confectionary stores in the area to take extra safety precautions until the suspects are taken into custody.
Anyone with video surveillance footage of the area or with information on this incident is asked to contact police at 705-675-9171 or report it anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 705-222-8477.
A guaranteed minimum $1,000 reward is being offered for tips received before midnight on Monday, April 23, 2019, if the information leads to the identity of the culprits. The reward money will be divided if many successful tips are received. The standard process for determining reward amounts will apply to any tips received after the above deadline.