Sudbury police charge 3 with attempted murder in downtown robbery
Three people have been charged in a violent downtown Sudbury robbery that left a 39-year-old man with serious injuries on Tuesday night, police say.
Officers were called to the area of Old City Hall Lane around 5:50 p.m. after three people attacked the victim with a tire iron and hatchet before fleeing in a vehicle with the man’s bag, Greater Sudbury Police Service said in a news release.
“This is a targeted attack as the individuals involved are known to each other,” police said.
All three suspects are in their 30s, have been charged with attempted murder, possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose and robbery.
A 35-year-old woman was found with the victim’s stolen bag and 10 grams of fentanyl on Louis Street around 6:40 p.m. Tuesday night and taken into custody. She also is charged with having a controlled substance and property obtained by crime.
Around the same time, officers also took a 31-year-old suspect into custody on Larch Street in connection with the incident. This person is also charged with failing to comply with a probation order and five counts of driving while under suspension, as well as having a controlled substance and property obtained by crime.
The vehicle used by the suspects during the attack has been seized and detectives have applied for a search warrant for it.
Both suspects were held overnight and are scheduled to appear in bail court Wednesday.
The third suspect, a 33-year-old male, was arrested Wednesday morning near the Ukrainian Seniors' Centre on Notre Dame Avenue around 9:25 a.m. after receiving a tip he was in the area of Elgin Street and Shaughnessy Street.
Sudbury police arrests third robbery suspect near the Ukrainian Seniors' Centre on Notre Dame. March 22/23 (Kent Guindon/CTV Northern Ontario)
He is also charged with driving while disqualified and is scheduled to attend bail court Wednesday.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 705-675-9171 or Crime Stoppers at 705-222-8477.
The investigation is continuing, but none of the charges has been proven in court.
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