Members of the City of Kawartha Lakes Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to a gas station on Highway 7 at approximately 9:30pm last night to investigate a robbery.

At approximately 9:15pm, the suspect entered the gas station brandishing an edged weapon and demanded money from an employee. The suspect stole cash and cigarettes prior to fleeing in a vehicle that was stolen from a residence in the City of Lindsay.

At approximately 9:45pm, officers were called to a disturbance between two parties at a residence on Cresswell Road. The homeowner observed an unknown party attempting to enter the vehicles in their driveway. The homeowner exited their residence and was able to subdue the suspect until officers arrived. Further investigation revealed that this suspect was also the suspect in the gas station robbery.

Mathew DEAN (age 40) of Bath, New Brunswick was arrested and charged with:

• Robbery with weapon

• Trespassing at night

• Assault

• Theft of a motor vehicle over $5000

The accused is scheduled to appear for a bail hearing in The Ontario Court of Justice in Lindsay later today.

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