Police Investigating Two Armed Robberies in Essex County

Sunday February 5th, 2012

Posted at 2:27pm

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The OPP are investigating after a lone suspect entered the Petro-Canada Truck Stop on Hwy 77 at the 401, in Comber brandishing a firearm at approximately 7am this morning.

The suspect demanded money and left with a quantity of cash. No one was injured and no shots were fired.

Chatham-Kent Police are also investigating a similar type of incident which occurred at the Mac Milk Store, in Wheatley which occurred at 6am.

Police believe the two robberies are related. Police are looking for a white male, thin build, 5’8’’ in height and 165lbs, the male had brown hair and pronounced brown eyebrows.

At the time of the incident the suspect was wearing a black winter jacket with brown fur at the collar, black jogging pants with a grey stripe on the sides, tan work boots and a grey ski mask.

A firearm was presented and seen by employees. Police are also on the look out for a newer model Silver Jetta with shinny rims and possible dark tinted windows, It is believed that this vehicle was involved in these Robberies.

If anyone can provide information, they are asked to contact the Chatham-Kent Police Service 519-352-1234, OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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