Around 5:45 a.m. on Thursday, March 26, 2020, we received a call regarding a Robbery that had just taken place at a convenience store on Lasalle Boulevard. A man had entered the store with his face covered, displayed a knife and stole over $700 of scratch tickets before fleeing the area on foot. The employee was not injured during the interaction.

Patrol Officers arrived on scene minutes later and set up containment until the K9 Unit arrived. 

The K9 Unit conducted a track of the area locating numerous scratch tickets along the way; however, the man was not apprehended at the time of the track.

The incident was assigned to the Break Enter and Robbery Unit and through the ongoing investigation Detectives from the Integrated Crime Team were able to identify the man believed to be responsible.

Just before 8:00 p.m. on March 28, 2020, a Patrol Officer located the man walking on Westmount Avenue. 37-year old Jonathan Cushing was arrested and charged with the following under the Criminal Code of Canada:

  • Robbery with a Weapon.
  • Disguise with Intent
  • Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000
  • Trafficking in Property Obtained by Crime
  • Breach of Probation

He was held in custody and attended Weekend and Statutory Holiday (W.A.S.H.) Court on March 29, 2020 to answer to the charges.