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Published February 8, 2023

Orillia OPP arrest male wanted for robbery

'The individual was confronted in the parking lot by a staff member, when the individual displayed a firearm concealed under their clothing'
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Provincial police say they have arrested a male wanted for robbery at a Murphy Road business in Orillia.

On Saturday, Feb. 4, around 3:00 p.m., officers were dispatched to a weapons call in progress from the business.

In a release, police say "an individual entered the store and filled a cart with numerous items and attempted to leave without paying. The individual was confronted in the parking lot by a staff member, when the individual displayed a firearm concealed under their clothing. The individual fled the scene prior to police arrival."

OPP say the accused was identified as a 19-year-old Ramara man, and was later arrested.

He is being held until an appearance before the Provincial courts on Monday, Feb. 13.

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