Arrests in Clarington robberies PDF Print E-mail

Durham Regional Police have charged three males following six convenience store, gas station and residential related robberies in Bowmanville, Ajax and Port Hope.

The most recent robbery took place on February 11, 2012 in Bowmanville at the Pioneer Gas Bar on Liberty Street. A residence in Newtonville was also broken into that day with items taken. On February 3, 2012 a Petro Canada was robbed in Port Hope, along with a Petro Canada in Bowmanville on February 4, 2012. The other incidents took place in mid December 2012 at a gas bar in Bowmanville and a convenience store in Ajax.

During the robberies quantities of cash and cigarettes were stolen along with personal property and vehicles. Three suspects were arrested following the February 11, 2012 gas bar robbery in Bowmanville by DRPS officers.

An 18-year-old Ajax man, a 21-year-old Ajax man and a 17-year-old male from Oshawa are charged in the February 11, 2012 Bowmanville robbery and Newtonville Break and Enter with Robbery with Offensive Weapon, Disguise with Intent and Possession of Weapons Dangerous, Theft Under 5,000, Break and Enter with Intent and Possession of Stolen Property Over $5,000.

In addition, the 21-year-old and the 17-year-old male are charged in the February 3 and 4, 2012 incidents in Port Hope and Bowmanville, along with the December incidents in Bowmanville and Ajax with Robbery, Robbery with Offensive Weapon x3, Disguise with Intent x4, Possession of Weapons Dangerous x3.

All three suspects also face a number of individual charges. There were a total of 53 charges laid in regard to these incidents.

Investigators are still looking for two suspects in the February 3 and 4 robberies and one suspect in the December robbery in Bowmanville.

Anyone with new information is asked to contact the Robbery Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5355. Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or and tipsters may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

Last Updated ( Monday, 20 February 2012 14:45 )
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