Attempted robbery


Yesterday afternoon, shortly after 4 p.m., an unknown man entered Piggy Mart on McNaughton Avenue East in Chatham, while brandishing a weapon. He demanded money, but what he got was the alarm.

Chatham-Kent police say the cashier activated an audible alarm and the man fled southbound on Taylor Avenue without obtaining anything

No one was injured.

The suspect is described as a white man, in his mid 20s, approximately 6’0” in height with a skinny build. He was last seen wearing a black hoodie, black pants, black and white running shoes, black gloves and a camouflage scarf covering his face.

In an effort to identify this man for public safety reasons, a video link of him entering Piggy Mart and an audio clip of his demands are now available at and

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Dan Hamilton at or 519-436-6600 ext. 284. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.




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