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Police seeking public’s help to identify suspects connected to theft and assault of elderly man

The Hawkesbury OPP detachment is looking for the public’s help to identify male suspects connected to a robbery that occurred in late August.

Around mid-afternoon, on Thursday, August 31, a 67-year-old man was walking on Main Street in Vankleek Hill when he was stopped by male suspect(s) waiting in a vehicle parked in front of the Canada Post Office.

The perpetrator(s) forced the victim in the back of an older model vehicle and demanded money. They then drove the man about two kilometers west of Vankleek Hill on County Road 10, where he was abandoned after being assaulted by the suspect(s).

The victim sustained minor injuries.

The suspect vehicle was described as a light grey, four-door older model vehicle.

The matter is still under investigation. Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to contact the Hawkesbury Crime Unit at 613-632-2729 or 1-888-310-1122.

If you have any information regarding this matter and wish to remain anonymous, you are encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).