According to Port Hope Police Service chief Bryant Wood, around 10 a.m., officers responded to a report of a potential armed robbery at the Port Hope Guardian Pharmacy on Toronto Road in the town’s north end.
Police say the suspect brandished a firearm and demanded pharmaceutical narcotics along with money from the cash register and safe.
Wood said a detective saw the suspect leave the building and get into a vehicle and a short pursuit ensued.
“The individual tried to evade police by putting his car into the ditch but he couldn’t drive it any further,” said Wood. “He exited and a foot pursuit ensued.”
Officers were able to arrest the suspect at gunpoint in a nearby cemetery, Wood said.
The man was found in possession of a firearm and a large knife.
No injuries were reported.
On Tuesday afternoon, police reported Royon Henry-McLean, 20, of the Scarborough-Ajax area, was charged with several weapon and drug offences.
– More to come.