A 30-year-old Collingwood man has been charged in connection to a violent robbery that sent an 86-year-old woman to the hospital with life-altering injuries, OPP say.
According to officers, the woman has since died at the hospital. She was identified as Marion Fenwick from Collingwood.
Police say they’ve arrested and charged Caleb Burgler, 30, from Collingwood, with second-degree murder and robbery with violence.
On Sept. 14, shortly after 4 p.m., officers were called to Market Lane near Market Street in Collingwood for reports of an injured woman, police say.
An investigation found that the woman was walking on Market Lane when she was knocked to the ground by an unknown suspect who stole her purse and left the area prior to ambulance or police arrival.
OPP Const. Martin Hachey told Global News in an email that a post-mortem has taken place.
“Considering that the case is before the courts, we will not be releasing the cause of death,” he said.
The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Barrie.
Police say any witnesses or anyone with information can contact Collingwood/The Blue Mountains OPP at (705) 445-4321 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.