A man in his 50s is being treated for minor injuries, following a robbery that took place on November 2, in the parking lot located outside of the RBC Royal Bank, in Winchester.
Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers from the Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry (SD&G) detachment responded to the incident, which took place at around 3:15 p.m.
OPP Constable Tylor Copeland said that the victim was approached by an unknown male, who brandished a weapon and demanded money. The suspect struck the victim, causing what police referred to as a minor injury. The suspect then fled the scene on foot, with an undisclosed amount of money.
Winchester Public School, which is located close to where the altercation took place, was briefly put on lockdown as a precaution. The lockdown was lifted shortly after 3:30 p.m. and Copeland said that buses were able to leave the school on schedule.
The OPP canine unit was brought in to assist the search, but Copeland said they were unsuccessful in locating the suspect, who remained at large, as of 5:15 p.m. that day.
On November 5, police arrested a 16-year-old boy from North Dundas Township. He faces numerous charges in relation to this crime, including “robbery using a firearm,” “disguise with intent,” possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose,” and “assault.”
The suspect was held in custody pending a bail hearing at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cornwall. His name is being withheld as per provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
Anyone with information relating to this crime is asked to call the SD&G OPP at 1-888-310-1122, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477