Armed rob­bery in West End

Tim­mins Po­lice ask­ing the pub­lic for tips af­ter ser­vice sta­tion held up early Thurs­day

The Daily Press (Timmins) - - FRONT PAGE -

The Tim­mins Po­lice Ser­vice is ask­ing the pub­lic for any in­for­ma­tion that might be re­lated to an early morn­ing armed rob­bery that was re­ported to have taken place at the Pioneer ser­vice sta­tion at 1455 River­side Drive.

Po­lice said it was ap­prox­i­mately 1 a.m. Thurs­day that an uniden­ti­fied sus­pect en­tered the ser­vice sta­tion and de­manded money and mer­chan­dise from the clerk.

Po­lice said the rob­ber, who was wear­ing a dis­guise, took an amount of cash and mer­chan­dise and then ran out of the ser­vice kiosk. Po­lice did not re­veal the na­ture of a weapon the rob­ber might have been us­ing, nor was there any in­for­ma­tion on whether the clerk was in­jured.

An em­ployee at the store told The Daily Press the rob­ber had a gun, a face­mask and was hold­ing a bag and di­rected the night clerk to give him cash and cig­a­rettes. He also con­firmed that the night clerk did ex­actly what the rob­ber told him to do and was not in­jured.

Tim­mins Po­lice of­fi­cers re­sponded to the scene and con­ducted an ini­tial in­ves­ti­ga­tion. The TPS Crim­i­nal In­ves­ti­ga­tions Divi­sion is do­ing a fol­low-up in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion in re­gards to this oc­cur­rence is en­cour­aged to call the Tim­mins Po­lice Ser­vice at 705-264-1201 or Crime Stop­pers at 1-800-222-8477 said the po­lice news re­lease.

LEN GiLLis/THE DAILY PRESS

An em­ployee at the Pioneer ser­vice sta­tion at 1455 River­side Drive in Tim­mins told The Daily Press they were robbed by an in­di­vid­ual wear­ing a dis­guise and armed with a gun. Po­lice are ask­ing the pub­lic for any in­for­ma­tion that could lead to an ar­rest.

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