Police make quick arrest of store robbery suspect in Lindsay, Ont.

A Lindsay, Ont., man is facing charges following a reported robbery on Sunday morning. Global News Peterborough file

Police in Lindsay, Ont., said they made a quick arrest of a suspect in a reported armed robbery on Sunday morning.

According to the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service, around 8:30 a.m., a man entered a store on William Street North and demanded cigarettes from the clerk.

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Police say the clerk instructed the suspect to leave the premises, however the man allegedly began to damage property inside the store.

The man then allegedly brandished a knife, walked behind the counter and began removing packages of cigarettes and left the store.

However, police say officers arrested the suspect “within seconds” as he headed south.

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Gregory Kemp Oake, 53, of Lindsay, was arrested and charged with robbery, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, mischief to property under $5,000 and failure to comply with the conditions of his undertaking.

He was held in custody for a court appearance later Sunday, police stated on Monday.

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