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Peterborough police seek suspect in downtown street robbery Wednesday afternoon

Peterborough police seek this suspect in a a reported street robbery. Peterborough Police Service

Peterborough police are looking for a suspect in connection with a street robbery on Wednesday afternoon.

According to the Peterborough Police Service, around 4:45 p.m., officers responded to a call from a man who reported he was in the area of George and Simcoe streets when he was confronted by another man whom he recognized but whose name didn’t know.

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The suspect allegedly hit the victim, threatened him with a knife, robbed him of his groceries, then fled the scene.

Police describe the suspect as Caucasian, 26 to 30 years old and about six feet tall. He has a thin build, dark short hair with a slight, thin moustache. He was wearing a dark green winter parka with a fur hood, dark pants and shoes and was carrying a black backpack and a grey plastic bag. He possibly had a facial tattoo.

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Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call police at 705-876-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online.

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