Three individuals, including a 28-year-old from Kingston and a 19-year-old from Loyalist Township, have been arrested and charged following a armed robbery last night in Tweed, Ont.
At 10:44 p.m. on Thursday, Jun. 6, 2019, officers from the Central Hastings Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to
a report of an armed robbery at a gas station on Victoria Street in the Village of Tweed. There, a man had entered the store while brandishing a weapon, while two other males waited outside. The three left with a small amount of money, and no one in the business was injured.
According to the OPP, the vehicle was later located travelling southbound on Highway 41 by members of the Lennox and Addington Detachment of the OPP. The vehicle left the highway and entered a ditch near McCutcheon Road. One of the three males was transported to hospital with minor injuries. Both of the other suspects attempted to flee the scene. One of them managed to escape, and the other was located by police.
Later, a stolen van was spotted on Highway 41 near County Road 14 shortly after 1 a.m. An OPP officer narrowly avoided being struck by the vehicle, and the driver managed to evade multiple attempts by police to stop the vehicle. Shortly after entering Highway 401 westbound, the vehicle entered the ditch, and the male driver was arrested on the scene.
As a result of the ensuing investigation, the Central Hastings OPP have charged three people:
- 28 year old William Vanderdussen of Kingston has been charged with two counts of robbery with weapon, two counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, theft over $5,000 of a motor vehicle, and flight from peace officer.
- 19 year old Caleb Daigle of Loyalist Township has been charged with two counts of robbery with a weapon.
- A 17 year young person from Madoc, Ontario has been charged with two counts of robbery with weapon, and two counts of disguising identity with intent to commit crime.
All three are scheduled to appear for bail hearings in the Ontario Court of Justice in Belleville on Friday, Jun. 7, 2019.