A 37-year-old Ontario Street man is facing charges following a robbery at a Brantford convenience store on Thursday evening.
Police say the man entered Stan’s Variety on Lida Street at about 7:19 p.m. with a T-shirt placed around his head to partially cover his face. The man produced a knife described as a 10-inch, kitchen-style blade and demanded that employees give him money.
The man fled the store with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Police were contacted and officers converged on the area.
A description of the suspect was relayed to officers, who located the man just before 7:30 p.m. in the area of Mohawk and Bishop streets. He was arrested and taken into custody.
The OPP canine unit assisted Brantford police with their investigation.
The canine unit was successful in tracking the scent of the accused from the store and able to locate an article of clothing he discarded in an attempt to evade detection. The evidence was seized in the area of Harriett Street.
The 37-year-old is facing charges of robbery with a weapon and disguise with intent. He was held in custody for a bail hearing.
Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050. Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous are asked to contact Brant-Brantford Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477.