Police arrest 18-year-old suspect in armed robbery at Sussman’s

Schools placed on 'hold and secure', businesses closed after robbery in downtown Arthur

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.

An OPP officer documents possible evidence near the scene of an armed robbery at Sussman’s of Arthur on Dec. 2. Photo by Mike Robinson

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.