UPDATED: Gas Station Robbery Suspect Arrested

Tuesday August 7th, 2018

Posted at 4:40pm

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Last updated: Wednesday August 8th, 1:57pm

Windsor Police have made an arrest after a gas station robbery.

Police say it happened around 9:20pm on Monday, August 6th, 2018 in the 2900 block of Howard Avenue.

Investigation revealed that a suspect approached the entrance with a black reusable shopping bag on his head with eye holes cut out. There was a patron inside the store which may have caused the suspect to remove the bag from his head and leave the store. This resulted in the suspect’s identity being revealed for a brief moment before he left.

The same suspects returns a few minutes later with is identity concealed with the same shopping bag and he approaches the employee at the front counter. He brandishes a sharp object, similar to scissors, and demands money and cigarettes. The suspect fled the store with a quantity of money and cigarettes and was seen going southbound.

On Tuesday August 7th, officers were in the 2800 block of Howard Avenue on an unrelated call when they observed a man standing outside a business. Officers recognized the man as the suspect in the robbery and they placed him under arrest without incident. Upon searching the male officers located a quantity of suspected methamphetamine and fentanyl. They also located property believed to have been stolen from the store during the robbery.

The Major Crime Branch continues to investigate.

Mark Carriere, a 47 year old male from Windsor, is charged with robbery with a weapon, having face masked/disguised with intent, possession of stolen property, possession of a controlled substance (suspected methamphetamine), and possession of a controlled substance (suspected fentanyl).

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