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Peterborough man charged with robbery with violence, assaulting officers: police

A Peterborough man was charged with robbery with violence following an incident in the downtown area on Wednesday night. Peterborough Police Service

A Peterborough man is facing several charges, including robbery with violence, following a Wednesday evening incident.

Peterborough Police Service says around 7:40 p.m., a woman in her 20s was walking northbound on Aylmer Street in the area of Charlotte Street when she was assaulted by an unknown man walking past her.

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Police say the man stole the woman’s wallet and grocery bag. The suspect then fled the area.

Police say a witness in the area followed the suspect while calling 911.

A short time later, officers located the suspect in the area of Aylmer and Hunter streets. Police allege he was found to be in possession of a knife and resisted arrest and assaulted two officers.

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Ryan Richard Demorest, 33, of St. Lukes Avenue, Peterborough, was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Robbery with violence
  • Two counts of assaulting a peace officer
  • Resisting a peace officer
  • Possession of weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Failure to attend court (from a previous incident)

Police say he was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court in Peterborough on Thursday.

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