Robbery, arrest in Wallaceburg

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Chatham-Kent police have a man in custody after a daylight robbery in Wallaceburg on Sunday.

Police say officers got the call about 4:30 p.m. over the report of a robbery at a business on Dufferin Avenue.

Through investigation, police learned that a man entered the business and demanded money from the employee, while keeping his hands in his coat pockets, suggesting that he was armed with a weapon.

The employee complied with his demands and the man fled on a bicycle, with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Officers flooded the area with a description of the man and bicycle.

Shortly after 5 p.m., police located the bicycle and the man inside a home on Elgin Street.

A 34-year-old Walpole Island man was arrested and charged with robbery. He was also arrested on an outstanding warrant. He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

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