ARTHUR – Police have arrested a local man in connection with an armed robbery at Sussman’s of Arthur on Monday morning.
Wellington County OPP officials say an 18-year-old from Wellington North turned himself into police at the Teviotdale station on Dec. 2 at about 1:05pm.
Two hours earlier, at about 10:53am, police were called to a robbery at Sussman’s clothing store, located on George Street in downtown Arthur.
In a tweet shortly after the incident, police confirmed a firearm was observed during the incident and the male suspect was last seen running south towards Foodland.
Arthur schools were placed in a “hold and secure” as a result of the incident. The hold and secures were lifted by 12:30pm.
Police described the suspect as about six feet tall with a slender build and wearing a grey hoodie and black coat “with the hood pulled up concealing his face.”
In an update provided at about 2:20pm police stated they had a suspect in custody.
Police are asking anyone with information to call 1-888-310-1122. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a tip on-line at www.csgw.tips. Tip providers may be eligible for a reward from Crime Stoppers of up to $2,000.
*An Advertiser tweet incorrectly stated schools were on “lockdown.” The newspaper regrets the error.