Two people are facing charges after a violent mugging and assault in Orillia.
Just after midnight on May 10, police received a report a man and woman had robbed someone in a vehicle outside a Mississauga Street address. The victim was assaulted in the process but was able to get away and call for help. While police say they responded quickly to the scene, there was no sign of the suspects. The victim was taken by County of Simcoe paramedics to hospital for treatment of serious injuries.
Just before 10 p.m. the same day, police were tipped off about a man who had been dropped off at the hospital with serious injuries. Investigators determined he was the victim of an assault with an edged weapon and that the man and woman from the earlier robbery and assault were behind this one as well.
Shortly after 7 p.m. May 11, the two suspects turned themselves into police.
A 39-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman, both from Orillia, are facing a combined 13 criminal charges including aggravated assault and robbery with violence. Both were to be held for a bail hearing in Barrie court.