Knifepoint gas station robbery in Oshawa results in charges


Published March 22, 2024 at 1:10 pm

Esso Park Rd Oshawa

A man faces several charges after allegedly robbing an Oshawa gas station at knifepoint.

Durham Regional Police responded to the Esso Gas Station at 20 Park Rd. S. shortly after 3 a.m. on March 22 after reports of a robbery.

They claim a man entered the Esso and pulled a knife on the cashier. He allegedly grabbed a case of lottery tickets and fled the store before police showed up.

The officers called in a K-9 unit to track the man. The dog led officers to a nearby home where they arrested a suspect. The cashier was not hurt.

Nathan Paddock, 36 of Oshawa, is charged with several offences;

  • robbery,
  • disguise with intent,
  • possession of a weapon to commit an offence,
  • possess of stolen property under $5,000,
  • two counts of possession of identity information, and
  • two counts of failure to comply with a probation order

He remains in custody until a bail hearing.

Anyone with information can call police 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2445 Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)


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