Georgetown man charged after convenience store robbery in Acton

Published February 6, 2023 at 3:35 pm

The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) – 1 District Criminal Investigations Bureau has arrested a male in relation to an armed robbery at an Acton variety store.

According to police, on January 16, 2023, at approximately 10:50 a.m., a male suspect entered the Acton Discount Variety at 5 John St. South in Acton.

Police say the male demanded cash and pointed a handgun at an employee in the store.

The suspect fled without obtaining any money and no physical injuries were sustained as a result of the robbery, according to police.

Police say the suspect was identified by investigators and on Feb. 6, 2023, a Criminal Code search warrant was executed at an address on Victoria St. in Georgetown.

Christopher Dayfoot, a 37-year-old from Georgetown has been charged with robbery and disguise with intent.

He was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

The handgun used in the robbery was not recovered, according to police.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the 1 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4777 ext. 2416.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at

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