The Timmins Police Service has charged a local person with robbery related offences stemming from an incident that occurred early this morning at an Algonquin Blvd gas station in Timmins.

At approximately 3:10 a.m., a male suspect attended an Algonquin Blvd gas station and displayed a knife and demanded cash from the clerk.

The suspect obtained an undisclosed amount of cash fled the scene on foot.
Responding Timmins Police Officers tracked the suspect to a Commercial Ave residence whereupon, for public safety and scene containment reasons, the Timmins Police deployed their Emergency Response Team (ERT) and set up a perimeter around the residence.

The Timmins Police Service – Criminal Investigations Division assumed investigative control of the incident.
The suspect was taken into custody without incident later that same morning.

As a result, Paul Michael WICE, 30, of Timmins has been charged with:- Armed Robbery contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada
– Use Disguise with Intent contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada

A bail hearing was conducted and the accused has been released from police custody, bound by strict conditions including having to attend Provincial Court in Timmins at a later date to answer to the charges laid against him.
The scene of the arrest was released late this afternoon after Timmins Police Service – Forensics Identification Unit had completed a thorough examination of the scene

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