It took about a half an hour to track down a suspect after a violent robbery attempt in Alcona.
South Simcoe Police say an employee of a business on Innisfil Beach Road at 25th Sideroad was assaulted by a knife-wielding man who had hidden in the backroom after closing time. The suspect fled the building empty-handed, while the employee was not physically hurt.
With the help of the Barrie Police K9 unit, a suspect was found nearby and a knife recovered.
A 52-year-old man facing charges including Break and Enter, and Robbery With a Weapon.
Meanwhile, the South Simcoe Police Service gives the following advice if you are the victim of a robbery:
- Do not resist
- Remain calm and obey the robber’s commands
- Try to get a good look at the robber so you can later provide a suspect description
- Take note of any weapons involved
- Note the robber’s direction of travel and if a vehicle is being used try to note the licence plate
- After the robbery, call 9-1-1 immediately