Man charged in Chatham robbery
A 21-year-old man is charged in connection with an armed robbery and the firing of a sawed-off rifle in a Chatham neighbourhood. Chatham-Kent police said around 5 a.m. on Saturday, a man of no fixed address, entered the 7-Eleven store on Grand Avenue West in Chatham carrying a sawed-off rifle and wearing a bandana to hide part of his face. Police said the man demanded money from the cashier, but when he realized there was no cash in the till, he left the store. After crossing St. Clair Street, in the area of Forest Street, one round was fired from the rifle and the bullet passed through a second-floor bedroom window of a residence on Joseph Street, police said. No injuries were reported. A suspect was identified and arrested on Tuesday night. The man is charged with robbery with a weapon, wearing a disguise with intent, possession of a prohibited firearm, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, careless use of a firearm and mischief endangering life. He is being held in custody until a court appearance Tuesday.