Charges laid in Haliburton robbery

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Haliburton Highlands OPP have arrested and charged one person in relation to a robbery which occurred in Dysart et al earlier this month.

On April 3, at 4:21 p.m. a lone individual entered a business on Hops Drive. The person displayed an edged weapon and obtained a quantity of cash and alcohol.

On April 26, at 2:32 p.m., police received a call at a business on Hwy. 35 in Minden Hills. An alert employee observed suspicious activity at the business and contacted police. Responding officers immediately began an investigation and a suspect was located and arrested a short time later.

As a result of investigation into both incidents, a 56-year-old Dysart man has been charged with:

  • Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose (two counts)
  • Disguise with Intent (two counts)
  • Robbery with Weapon
  • Attempted Robbery with Weapon
  • Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)

The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Lindsay on April 27.    

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or have information that might assist with this ongoing investigation is asked to contact Haliburton Highlands OPP at 705-286-1431 or toll-free at 1-888-310-1122. You can also provide information anonymously by contacting Kawartha Haliburton Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at https://www.khcrimestoppers.com.