Three arrested following downtown Kingston convenience store robbery

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Kingston Police have arrested three people in connection with a robbery at New Merry Market which occurred on Saturday, Feb 13, 2021.

At approximately 1:42 p.m. on the above date an unknown armed male suspect entered the New Merry Market at Barrie Street and Earl Street. The male walked through the store before approaching the cashier and demanding money from the cash drawer while brandishing a firearm. When the cashier was unable to open the cash drawer, the male took the entire cash drawer and fled from the store.

The Kingston Police Major Crime Unit commenced an extensive investigation, according to a report from Kingston Police dated Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. On Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021 police arrested two local males, 26-year-old Josh Beaushaw and 28-year-old Robert Sly-Day.

Both individuals have been charged with robbery with a firearm, possession of stolen property over $5000, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, and possession of a firearm while prohibited. Sly-Day was additionally charged with breach of probation.

Also arrested and charged on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021 is 23-year-old local male, Jordan Cassibo, as a result of a subsequent investigation by the Kingston Police Major Crime Unit.

Cassibo is charged with possession of stolen property over $5000, possession of stolen property under $5000, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, assault peace officer, assault with a weapon, flight from police, fail to comply with release order and breach of probation.

All three accused males were transported to police headquarters where they were held to attend a bail hearing the following day.

Kingston Police would like to thank the public for their assistance and the tips that were provided which helped lead to the arrest of these three individuals.

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