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17 Year Old Repeat Offender Arrested After Robbery In Listowel

(NORTH PERTH, ON) – The Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have made an arrest after a robbery in the Municipality of North Perth last week.

On Wednesday, April 28 2021, just after 9:30 p.m., the Perth County OPP received a report of a robbery that had just occurred at the Listowel Memorial Park on Royal Street East, Listowel. The suspect had assaulted two youths, and stole a backpack and two scooters. There were no weapons used in the robbery, and the victims were not injured. The backpack and one scooter were recovered at the time, and the second scooter was located abandoned the following day.

During the investigation, the Perth County OPP was assisted by the Perth County Crime Unit, and the suspect was identified. On Thursday, May 06 2021, police observed the suspect in the area of Armstrong Street West, in Listowel. The suspect fled the scene on a bicycle, and then on foot, but was located hiding in a backyard nearby.

As a result, a 17-year-old of no fixed address has been arrested and charged with:

  • Robbery with Violence
  • Fail to Comply with Sentence

The accused was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

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