On Thursday, October 14, 2021, at approximately 7:45 p.m., the Brantford Police Service received a call to report a theft from a retail store located at Lynden Road and Wayne Gretzky Parkway.
Information was received to advise a male had stolen a bicycle and fled the store.
On the same date, at approximately 9:30 p.m., the Brantford Police Service received a call to report a robbery at a gas bar, located at King George Road and Charing Cross Street. The description of the suspect male matched that of the theft which had occurred earlier the same day.
The accused was reported to have entered the gas bar, advised he had a weapon, stole an item, and fled the scene. No injuries were reported during the incident. A weapon was not observed during the incident.
Officers located the accused near the area of Queen Street and Dalhousie Street. The accused was in possession of the stolen items. Information was received to indicate the male was in violation of valid probation orders.
As a result of the investigation, a 37-year-old male of Brantford (No Fixed Address) was arrested and stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations:
- Robbery with theft
- Theft under $5000 – shoplifting
- Possession of stolen goods under $5000 x 2
- Breach of probation x 2
The accused was held for bail.