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Thursday, April 4, 2019

Arrest in a pair of robberies

Orillia | by Ian MacLennan  

Orillia OPP say two businesses were robbed by the same suspect less than an hour apart.

An Orillia man has been charged in connection with a pair robberies in the city that happened early Tuesday morning less than an hour apart.

Police received a call about a robbery at a business on Westmount Drive by a man who appeared to have a gun.

About 40 minutes later,  another robbery call at a business on Atherley Road.

Soon after that,  there was a report of a man who fueled up a vehicle on West Street South, then entered the store and grabbed a few items without paying.

A 32 year old is facing eight charges,  among them,  two counts each of theft and armed robbery.

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