Brampton man arrested in Kitchener armed robbery with fake handgun


Published June 29, 2022 at 12:08 pm

Brampton man arrested in Kitchner armed robbery with fake handgun

Three men from Brampton, Guelph and Cambridge are facing charges after an alleged hold-up in Kitchener using imitation handguns.

On June 6, the Waterloo Regional Police say officers were called to the area of Ottawa St. South and Charles St. in Kitchener for a report of a robbery.

Around 4:30 p.m., police say four men entered a business and pointed firearms at the employees, demanding the employee’s personal property and cutting the business’ landlines before fleeing the building.

There were no physical injuries reported during the robbery, and police put out a call to the public for information about the suspects.

Fast forward to last Thursday (June 23), when police say officers stopped a vehicle in the area of Hespeler Rd. in Cambridge after observing one of the suspects in the earlier robbery.

A 42-year-old Cambridge male was arrested, and police say a search of the vehicle led to the recovery of two imitation firearms.

Police say two other occupants of the vehicle were also suspects in the robbery, and a 25-year-old man from Brampton and a 23-year-old Guelph were also arrested.

All three suspects have been charged with robbery with an imitation firearm, and conspiracy to commit robbery.

The accused parties were held in police custody for a bail hearing.

A fourth occupant of the vehicle was also arrested and charged with drug offences unrelated to the robbery and was released from custody with a future court date in August, according to police.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 519-570-9777, ext. 8255. You can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously by calling  1-800-222-8477, or tips can be submitted at

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