South Simcoe Police lay charges in armed robbery at Bradford home

Investigators were able to link the suspect to an armed robbery earlier this year in Toronto

A man is facing charges in connection with an armed robbery that South Simcoe Police say happened in the early hours of May 4 at a home in Bradford.

Police allege the suspect approached the victim and attempted to rob him at gunpoint. There was a brief struggle on the front lawn and the victim sustained minor injuries.

Investigators were able to identify the suspect as a 28-year-old from Toronto and that he was allegedly responsible for a second armed robbery in that city in March of this year.

Toronto police arrested the suspect last Friday.

A search warrant was executed on the home and vehicle of the accused where officers recovered clothing and a replica handgun allegedly used in the robbery.

The suspect is up on the following charges:

Charge #1: CC 344(1)(a) Robbery With Firearm
Charge #2: CC 351(2) Disguise With Intent
Charge #3: CC 85(2)(a) Imitation Firearm – Use While Committing Offence
Charge #4: CC 88 Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose

The investigation remains ongoing.

Anyone with information relating to this investigation is encouraged contact Detective Constable Muto #273 at 905-775-3311 Ext 1054 OR email: OR Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.