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Armed robber takes cash from Hanover convenience store and is arrested

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On Monday, July 27, 2020 at 4:47 pm, members of the Hanover Police Service responded to an armed robbery at the Circle K convenience store, located at 189 10th Street, Hanover, Ontario.

The investigation determined that a lone male suspect entered the store and approached the clerk while brandishing a knife. The suspect demanded money and fled the scene on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. The store clerk was not physically injured.

A short time later, Hanover officers located a male suspect fitting the description a few blocks from the scene, confirmed his involvement and he was subsequently taken into custody without incident.

On Tuesday, July 28 2020, Hanover officers executed a search warrant at a motel room in the 200 block of 7th Avenue and seized evidence that included a mask, clothing, a knife and money.

The suspect, 31-year-old man of no fixed address was remanded into custody at a bail hearing and is facing charges of Armed Robbery, Using a Disguise with Intent and Breach of Probation.

The Hanover Police Service investigators are seeking the public’s assistance in collecting surveillance and dash cam video from July 27 from 4:15 pm to 5:15 pm between the Circle K Convenience Store and the Traveler’s Inn motel. The most likely route of the suspect was 6th Avenue that leads in behind the former John Diefenbaker Secondary School.

This investigation remains active and ongoing. Anyone with information or can provide video surveillance as noted above are encouraged to contact the Hanover Police Service or Crime Stoppers of Grey-Bruce.


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Updated March 12, 2020.

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