The Hawkesbury Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged three people following an alleged robbery.

On October 25, 2022, at approximately 3:40 a.m., OPP responded to a report of a robbery involving three people at a gas station on County Road 4 in Champlain Township, demanding money and making threats of violence.

Police arrested three suspects. They are facing charges under the Criminal Code (CC), the Canadian Drugs and Substance Act (CDSA) and the Highway Traffic Act (HTA).

A 39-year-old man from Hawkesbury is charged with:

·        CC 344 (1)(b) Adult Robbery with Theft

·        CC 351 (1) Adult Possession Break in Instruments

·        CC 354 (1)(a) Adult Possession Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000 – in Canada

·        CC 355 (a) Adult Possession Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000

·        CC 733.1 (1) Adult Fail to Comply with Probation Order -three counts

·        CDSA 4(1) Adult Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Methamphetamine

.        CDSA 4(1) Adult Possession of a Schedule I Substance- Cocaine

The suspect was also charged in connection with another robbery that took place on October 16, 2022, at a convenience store on John Street in Hawkesbury. As a result he is also charged with the following:

·        CC 733.1(1) Adult Fail to Comply with Probation Order – two counts

·        CC 344(1)(b) Adult Robbery with Theft

A 33-year-old woman from Champlain Township, The 39-year-old male suspect from Hawkesbury, and a 33-year-old woman from Hawkesbury are charged with:

·        CC 344(1)(b) Adult Robbery with Theft

·        CC 351(1) Adult Possession Break in Instruments

·        CC 354(1) (a) Adult Possession Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000 – in Canada – two counts

·        CDSA 4 (1) Adult Possession of a Schedule I Substance- Cocaine

·        CDSA 4 (1) Adult Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Methamphetamine

The 33-year-old female suspect from Hawkesbury, Ontario, is charged with:

·        CC 320.17 Adult Flight from peace officer

·        CC 344(1)(b) Adult Robbery with Theft

·        CC 351(1) Adult Possession Break in Instruments

·        CC 354(1)(a) Adult Possession Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000 – in Canada – two counts

·        CDSA 4 (1) Adult Possession of a Schedule I Substance- Cocaine

·        CDSA 4 (1) Adult Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Methamphetamine

·        HTA 53 (1) Adult Driving while under suspension

All three accused were held in custody and appeared on October 25 for their bail hearing at the L’Orignal Court of Justice.

Any person with information regarding this incident or the person(s) responsible is requested to contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS) where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward.