On the evening of July 31st police responded to a robbery in progress at a variety store on Erie Avenue, Brantford. A lone male entered the business and immediately attended the employee area behind the counter in a threatening manner. A victim fled from the store and with the assistance of a nearby witness was able to prevent the suspect from leaving the building. In an effort to escape the suspect brandished a knife and caused damage to the store.
Members of the Brantford Police Service Community Patrol Section attended the scene. The 43 year old male suspect was arrested inside the store and the knife was located nearby.
No one was injured in the incident and the stolen property was recovered.
A Six Nations man is charged with Robbery, Possession of a Weapon for a dangerous Purpose, and Mischief Under $5,000. He is being held in police custody pending a bail hearing.