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Police say Elliot Lake suspect robbed gas station, retail store within hours of each other


A 23-year-old from Elliot Lake has been charged with two robberies in the community that took place nine hours apart.

The first took place at 2 a.m. Nov. 23 at a gas station and convenience store on Highway 108.

“Police were called to the gas station because the employee had been robbed at knifepoint,” Ontario Provincial Police said in a news release Friday.

“Cash and cigarettes were stolen and the person fled on foot.”

Then at 11 a.m. the same day, a retail store on Elizabeth Walk was robbed.

“The complainant reported a male who had just entered the store, grabbed numerous products and then departed on foot,” police said.

“A description of the male and security video was provided to police.”

The accused is charged with theft under $5,000 and failing to comply with a release order.

The accused was scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice Bail Court in Blind River today (Friday). Top Stories

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