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Man charged in alleged grocery store robbery

Police say he brandished an edged weapon when confronted by a loss prevention officer
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NEWS RELEASE
TIMMINS POLICE SERVICE
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The Timmins Police Service has arrested a local man stemming from a report of a robbery at a local grocery store received during the afternoon hours of Friday, June 21.

Responding Timmins Police Service officers completed an investigation which indicated that a male suspect left the store without paying for items in his possession.
Upon being confronted by a loss prevention officer, the suspect brandished an edged weapon and made good on his escape from the scene.

The suspect was identified by the Timmins Police Service by means of video surveillance of the event. The suspect was located and arrested the following day by a Timmins Police Service officer who recognized the suspect and completed the arrest.

As a result of this incident, Barry Godin, 45, of Timmins, was taken into custody and is charged with

  • Theft Under $5,000 contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada
  • Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada
  • Assault with a Weapon contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada

He remains in police custody awaiting a bail hearing slated for this morning at Provincial Court in Timmins to answer to the charges laid against him.

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