Arrest in Mac’s armed robbery

In this Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 photo provided by Brockville police, a suspect in an armed robbery at the Mac's on King Street West in Brockville, Ont. approaches the counter. Police are also looking into reports of an SUV near the scene of the crime. (Brockville police via Newswatch Group)

BROCKVILLE – A local man has been arrested after a weekend armed robbery at a Mac’s convenience store.

The store on King Street West was held up around 9 p.m. Saturday after a man pulled a handgun on a clerk and demanded cash.

“Following the release of surveillance photos on Monday, Brockville Police received numerous tips from members of the public with regards to the robbery. Detectives following up on the tips were able to positively identify the suspect,” Acting Staff Sgt. Tom Fournier said.

A 28-year-old Brockville man was arrested Monday night as the suspect was spotted at a downtown restaurant.

Following the execution of a search warrant, police were able to recover evidence linked to the robbery at the suspect’s home.

The man, who has not been named by police as per their policy, made a court appearance Monday afternoon and is being held in custody until his next court appearance on Friday (Feb. 3).

Fournier told Brockville Newswatch the white SUV, seen driving the wrong way on a nearby street (Gilmour), is still part of the investigation.

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