Man charged in Chatham robbery

Windsor Star - - CITY+REGION -

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.

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