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Wednesday February 8th, 2012

Posted at 2:07pm

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OPP have identified and arrested a suspect believed to be responsible for the two robberies on February 5th.

On February 7th the OPP Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement squad located and arrested Jesse-Lee Butt aged 21 from Leamington.

As a result of this investigation Butt has been charged with 15 criminal code
offences.

2 counts of Use a firearm in a Robbery
2 counts of Carry a Concealed Weapon
2 counts of use a Firearm to Commit a Criminal Offence
2 counts of point a firearm
2 counts of wearing a disguise while committing a criminal offence
2 counts of possess weapon dangerous to the public
2 counts of breach of Undertaking
1 count of Possession of Canabis

A show cause hearing was set for today to determine Butt’s conditions and possible release. Police have not located the weapon used in this offence, and video indicates that the weapon may be a simulated firearm.

As well, police are still looking for witnesses and anyone who may have knowledge of this event.

If anyone can provide information, they are asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Police credit a unified effort between the Essex County OPP Crime Unit, and the Chatham-Kent Police Service, along with the assistance of the local media for the quick arrest.

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