Footprints in fresh snow lead officers to a suspect: Timmins Police
Timmins Police officials say this was the site of a robbery early Sunday morning (Lydia Chubak/CTV Northern Ontario)
TIMMINS -- Timmins Police officials say freshly fallen snow helped officers locate a suspect after an armed robbery early Sunday morning.
Police have charged a 30-year-old Timmins man with armed robbery. Police allege the man, armed with a knife, demanded cash from an employee at the Petro Canada gas station located at the intersection of Algonquin Boulvard and Mountjoy Street South.
They say it happened around 3:00 a.m. and that he fled on foot.
According to police, the emergency response team followed foot tracks in the snow to a residence on Commercial Avenue.
The man had a bail hearing Sunday afternoon. He was released from custody on strict conditions.
Police have completed their examination of the scene.