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Cochrane’s Convenience hit by second robbery in as many months

Kingstonist file photo from the robbery that occurred at Cochrane’s Convenience on June 20, 2020. Photo by Lucas Mulder.

A Kingston man is facing multiple charges after robbing Cochrane’s Convenience at knifepoint. This is the second robbery at this location in the past two months, the first of which took place on Saturday, Jun. 20, 2020.

According to Kingston Police, the accused male helped himself to cash and merchandise after brandishing a knife and threatening the clerk at Cochrane’s Convenience on the corner of Bay Street and Bagot Street at approximately 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Jul. 21, 2020.

A witness, entering the same store as the accused was leaving, captured the attention of a Kingston Police officer who happened to be driving by on unrelated business. While fleeing the scene, the accused was observed throwing the knife and a mask into a bush, police say. Thanks to the swift action of both witness and police, the accused was approached while attempting to flee the scene by foot.

While police were speaking with the accused, the dispatch call came through advising of the robbery. After further investigation, and the eyewitness account, police arrested the accused and located the mask and knife nearby. The accused was searched, and the money and merchandise, packages of cigarettes, were located on his person.

Kingstonist file photo from the robbery that occurred at Cochrane’s Convenience on June 20, 2020. Photo by Lucas Mulder.

Kevin Dainard, a 49-year-old local man, has been charged with:

  • Robbery with offensive weapon
  • Possession of a weapon dangerous to public peace
  • Breach of probation
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