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Wanted Elliot Lake man arrested following local hardware store robbery

A row of black and yellow OPP shirts. (File photo/Supplied/Ontario Provincial Police) A row of black and yellow OPP shirts. (File photo/Supplied/Ontario Provincial Police)
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A wanted man from Elliot Lake, Ont. was arrested on Sunday after evading police in the area for more than two weeks.

Handcuffs are pictured above in this file photo.

On May 10, a hardware store on Hillside Drive South in Elliot Lake was broken into and had items stolen, said police in a news release on Monday.

Ontario Provincial Police later reviewed video surveillance of the incident and identified the man involved.

“Police located the male hiding in the attic at a residence on Hillside Drive South,” reads the release.

“The male had four outstanding warrants out for his arrest, including a previous trafficking schedule I substance, previous sexual assault and numerous previous failure to complies.”

As a result of the investigation into the latest incident and the subsequent arrest, the 39-year-old accused faces eight additional charges – including breaking and entering, possession of break-in instruments, resisting a peace officer and escape from lawful custody.

The accused was held pending a bail hearing on Monday.

None of the allegations has been proven in court.

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