Police probe weekend convenience store robberies

Peterborough, ON, Canada / (CHEXTV)

Robberies:

Peterborough Police are investigating two weekend robberies at downtown convenience stores.

At approximately 6 a.m. on Saturday, a man entered a George Street convenience store, approached the counter and demanded money from the clerk behind the counter.

The clerk handed over an amount of money and then the male fled the store. Police were contacted and officers were dispatched to the area.

The male suspect is described as Caucasian, approximately 5-foot-8, medium build and wearing a black hoodie.

Then around 6 a.m. on Monday, a man entered a King Street convenience store and demanded money and lottery tickets from an employee. The employee handed over an amount of money and lottery tickets and the suspect then fled the store and was last seen running east on King Street.

The suspect is described as Caucasian, approximately 5-foot-9 to 6-foot, slim build, no accent, clean shaven, light brown or sandy blonde hair and wearing a black hoodie.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Peterborough Police Service at 705-876-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.stopcrimehere.ca

Over 80mg Arrest:

A 27-year-old Oshawa man has been charged with impaired driving following an early October incident on Armour Road.

 At approximately 1 a.m. on October 1, police were dispatched to a collision on Armour Road. During the incident a motor vehicle had collided with two parked vehicles at a residential address and destroyed a fence. Officers arrived on scene and spoke with the male driver of the vehicle, noting an odour of an alcohol beverage on the male’s breath.

A subsequent breath sample revealed the man had more than twice the legal limit of alcohol in his system.

Brian Drew Roberts, 27, of Newbury Drive, Oshawa, was arrested and charged with impaired driving and operating a motor vehicle with more than 80mg blood alcohol content. The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on October 20.

Impaired Arrest:

A 41-year-old Peterborough woman has been charged with impaired driving and failing to provide a breath sample following a weekend motor vehicle collision.

On Sunday October 9, at approximately 7:15 p.m. police received a 9-1-1 call from the complainant regarding an erratic driver in the area of the Highway 115 and Sir Sandford Fleming Drive. The complainant also reported that he observed the suspect’s vehicle then strike another vehicle in the area.

Officers arrived on scene and spoke with the female driver of the suspect vehicle, noting a strong odour of an alcohol beverage coming from the driver’s breath.

Carolyn Irene Abbott, 41, of Stenson Boulevard, Peterborough, was arrested and charged with impaired driving and fail/refuse to provide a breath sample.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on October 27.

Domestic Assault Arrest:

The accused, a 40-year-old man, and the victim, a woman in her late 20s, are in a common-law relationship. On October 9, the accused and victim became involved in a verbal dispute. During the argument it was reported that the accused assaulted the victim. Police were contacted and attended the residence.

As a result of the investigation the accused was arrested and charged with domestic assault. The accused was held in custody, appeared in Weekend and Statutory Holiday (WASH) court on October 10, 2016, was remanded in custody and is scheduled to appear again in court later today (Oct. 11).

The name of the accused will not be released in order to protect the identity of the victim in this domestic incident.

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