Lindsay man charged in Lucky Dollar attempted robbery
|By Alex Coop - Staff Writer | October 10, 2017|
A 35-five-year-old man from Lindsay has been charged with multiple offences relating to July's attempted robbery in Gooderham.
Curt Pelley was charged with overcoming resistance by attempting to choke someone, violent robbery, dusguising with intent and possessing property obtained by crime, according to a Haliburton Highlands OPP press release.
Pelley also faces four counts of failing to comply with a probation order, and was arrested Oct. 6.
He was held for a bail hearing at the Ontario Court of Justice in Lindsay.
The press release says a police investigation determined two male suspects entered the Lucky Dollar Food Store, were unsuccessful in their attempt to steal anything, and left the story a short time later.
The men fled the scene in a 1984 black Buick Grand National and were last seen driving westbound on County Road 503.
The investigation is ongoing.
Police are reminding the public to report any suspicious vehicles/persons to the OPP immediately. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the local OPP Detachment at 705-286-1431 or 1-888-310-1122. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or send a text to "CRIMES" (274637) with "TIP153" at the start of the message, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.
Stanley Cheong, owner of the Lucky Dollar Food Store, was putting in an order for grocery items July 11, when two men entered his store and tried to rob him, he told The Highlander in a previous interview.
ALEX COOP is a reporter for The Highlander.