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OPP seek witnesses in armed robbery

Knife-point robbery foiled by customer entering store
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SEVERN TOWNSHIP - On June 3, 2018 the Orillia Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a call of a robbery at a Washago business in the Township of Severn.

The ongoing investigation has determined that on June 3, 2018, at approximately 8:40 p.m., a lone male entered the business wearing a bandana that covered the lower portion of his face and approached the cashier while brandishing a knife.

A demand was made for the cash register to be opened; however, the robbery was interrupted by a customer entering the store. The male fled in a dark coloured two-door sedan, westbound on Muskoka Street. No one was hurt during this incident.

The suspect is described as:

  • Caucasian male.
  • 6 ft. tall with muscular build and broad shoulders.
  • Short dark curly hair.
  • Black shirt with a picture on it.
  • Wearing dark clothing.
  • Tattoos on both arms.

The Orillia Crime Unit along with the Orillia OPP continues to investigate this incident. If anyone witnessed this or has information about the suspect, vehicle or situation they are encouraged to contact the Orillia OPP at 705-326-3536 or 1-888-310-1122.