Shortly before 11:30 p.m. on May 24, 2021, a man wearing a face mask entered a convenience store on Lasalle Boulevard, approached the cash register and displayed a knife while demanding money from the employee. The man took an undisclosed amount of cash from the register and then proceeded to take Lottery tickets before fleeing the store on foot.

The employee was not injured during the interaction and contacted Police.

On May 25, 2021, the same man attended a gas station on Barrydowne Road where he exchanged some of the stolen lottery tickets for money.

Through the investigation, Detectives from our Break Enter and Robbery (B.E.A.R.) Unit identified the man believed to be responsible for the Robbery and on May 28, 2021, Officers located 29 year old Wayne Gervais on Lasalle Boulevard. He was taken into custody without incident and charged with the following under the Criminal Code of Canada;

  • Robbery with a Weapon
  • Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose
  • Disguise with Intent
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000
  • Breach of a Conditional Sentence Order

He was held in custody and attended Weekend and Statutory Holiday (W.A.S.H.) Court on May 29, 2021 to answer to the charges.