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Orillia man arrested in wake of Elgin Street robbery

The 35-year-old faces multiple charges including assault with a weapon, uttering threats, possession of weapon and possession of property obtained by crime
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Members of the Orillia Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have arrested a suspect in connection to a robbery in the City of Orillia.

On Aug. 1, 2021 shortly after 10 a.m., officers received a call reporting that a male had robbed the victim at an Elgin Street address in Orillia. The victim was able to flee from the area. Officers responded and were advised the robbery took place a few days prior. The identity of the suspect was established, but the suspect was not located.

On Aug. 11, 2021 just before 1 p.m., OPP Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) members and OPP Community Mobilization Unit (CMU) members arrested the male suspect from the previous incident.

As a result of the two investigations, James Booth, age 35 of Orillia, has been arrested and charged with:
    •    robbery with violence
    •    uttering threats cause death or bodily harm
    •    assault with a weapon
    •    possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000
    •    possession of weapon for dangerous purpose

The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing on Aug. 12, 2021 at the Ontario Court of Justice, Barrie.

The Orillia OPP is committed to serving our province, including the Townships of Oro-Medonte, Ramara and Severn and the City of Orillia, by protecting its citizens, upholding the law and preserving public safety. If you have any information about crime in our community please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or report minor occurrences online by visiting here

You can also call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit your information online if you have any information on this crime or any other crime. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and you will remain anonymous. Being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.