Beeton robbery suspect arrested, Alliston suspects still
Nottawasaga OPP reported this afternoon two armed robberies that
occurred Friday night (Dec. 1) within two hours of each other in
Alliston and Beeton are not connected.
The first incident was reported at approximately 8:30 p.m at the
Banting Convience Store in Alliston.
"During the investigation, it was determined that the suspects entered
the local business with what appeared to be a black handgun," according
to OPP. "The suspects took cash and cigarettes from the store and then
quickly fled the scene on foot. No injuries were reported."
Central Region Emergency
Response Team (ERT), Central Region Canine Unit and Central Region
Identification Unit assisted were brought in to help with the search.
The first male suspect is described as being 6'0, wearing a green
hooded sweatshirt and dark pants. The second male suspect is described
as being 5'10, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and dark pants.
"Both suspects were wearing white ski masks that covered their faces
and both carried black backpacks. No other identifying information has
been determined at this point."
Then, at 10:22 pm, OPP were called to Beeton for an armed robbery
report at the Daisy Mart.
"The male suspect entered into a local convenience store in Beeton
concealing what appeared to be a long gun. The suspect demanded money
and assaulted the employee. The employee sustained no serious injuries.
During the course of the robbery, a witness entered the store,
subsequently causing the male to flee on foot. The Nottawasaga OPP
Officers immediately attended the scene and located and arrested the
male suspect without incident."
A 23-year-old male from Adjala-Tosorontio, whose name was not released
at this post, was arrested and charged with Armed Robbery, Assault and
a series of weapon related charges. He was then held for a bail hearing.
"The investigation continues by the Nottawasaga Detachment Crime Unit
and they would like the public to know that this (Alliston)
investigation is not
related to the robbery that occurred in Beeton."