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City of Kawartha Lakes OPP seek suspect in robbery reported at Hwy. 35 gas station

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City of Kawartha Lakes OPP continue to investigate an armed robbery of a gas station on Jan. 8 in the Pontypool area – Jan 15, 2021

City of Kawartha Lakes OPP continue to investigate a robbery at a Highway 35 gas station earlier this month.

On Friday, OPP released a surveillance image of the suspect involved in the incident, which occurred around 9 p.m. on Jan. 8 at a gas station in the Pontypool area.

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OPP responded to reports of a man allegedly entering the gas station convenience store with a gun.

Police did not say if the suspect obtained anything from the store.

CIty of Kawartha Lakes OPP seek a suspect following an armed robbery at a gas station on Jan. 8 in Pontypool.
CIty of Kawartha Lakes OPP seek a suspect following an armed robbery at a gas station on Jan. 8 in Pontypool. OPP

The suspect fled the area on foot before officers arrived. OPP, along with members of the canine unit and emergency response team, searched the area.

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The Durham Regional Police Service helicopter was also used in the search of the suspect.

The suspect was wearing a black hoodie, a black and white mask, black-rimmed glasses and was carrying a grey backpack.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the City of Kawartha Lakes OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Information can also be reported anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online.

 

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