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Brantford resident charged with robbery and weapons offences

CrimeBrantford resident charged with robbery and weapons offences
On Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at approximately 9:30 p.m. police received a report of a robbery that had just occurred in the area of Salisbury Avenue. Two men were observed stealing items from a parked vehicle. When the suspects were confronted by the owner of the vehicle, one of the accused men threatened the victim with a handgun. The victim sustained non-life-threatening injuries as a result of the robbery.  The suspects fled with stolen items from the vehicle.  Officers later received information that a SUV in the area was linked to the suspects.  
At approximately 11:30p.m., officers learned the above noted SUV had been stolen from a residence located on Palmerston Avenue earlier in the evening.  
Through investigation, the stolen vehicle and two people associated to the stolen vehicle, were located by police at a West Street location on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, at approximately 5:00 p.m.  They were arrested and the stolen vehicle was recovered.
On Thursday, December 9, 2021, police were granted judicial authorization and a search warrant was executed at the West Street residence. Officers successfully located the replica firearm believed to have been utilized by the accused during the incident. 
As a result of the investigation, Jonathon Charles LUDWIG, 34, of Brantford (No Fixed Address), stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations and was held for bail: 
  • Robbery with a Firearm 
  • Using firearm in the commission of an offence 
  • Pointing a Firearm 
  • Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose 
  • Carry concealed Weapon 
  • Assault with a Weapon 
  • Possession of stolen property over $5,000 
Additionally, Samantha Jean WILSON, 31, of Brantford, stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 
  • Possession of stolen property over $5,000 
  • Breach probation order 
One of the suspects for the robbery is outstanding and is described as male, 5’6”, thin build, brown eyes, unshaven in appearance, and wearing jeans and running shoes.  
Police are looking for assistance from the public to identify the person involved. Anyone who may have information is asked to contact the Brantford Police Services at 519-756-7050.
Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous are asked to contact Brant-Brantford Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477. Alternatively, a web tip may be submitted at: 

https://www.crimestoppersbb.com/submit-a-tip /

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