On March 26, 2021 at approximately 9:38 p.m., members of the Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry (SD&G) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a robbery at the MacEwen gas station on Main Street in Alexandria.
The investigation determined that an individual entered the business and demanded cash. The accused stated he had a firearm, but it was not shown before he fled in a vehicle.
The accused was located a short distance away on County Road 34, the vehicle was observed by police as moving erratically and went into the ditch. Officers arrested the driver at the location. A further investigation revealed that the vehicle was stolen and multiple stolen items, including a stolen firearm, were located in the vehicle.
A 20 year-old man from South Glengarry was arrested and charged under the Criminal Code with:
Robbery with violence
Theft under $5000
Possession of firearm or ammunition contrary to prohibition order
Break and enter
Unauthorized possession of a firearm
Fail to comply with undertaking
Possession of Property obtained by crime Under $5000
Flight from Peace officer
The accused was also charged with Drive motor vehicle -No licence under the Highway Traffic Act.
The accused was held in custody and appeared in the Ontario court of Justice in Cornwall on March 27.