Nov. 8 Update: Arrests made in Mac’s store robbery

Two suspects charged in connection with robbery in Bracebridge

Posted Nov. 8, 9:15 am: Bracebridge OPP yesterday arrested and charged two people in relation to the robbery at the Mac’s Convenience store on Taylor Road in Bracebridge.

On November 6, 2013 at approximately 10:20pm an unknown male suspect entered the convenience store wearing a black toque, with a white bandana covering his face and he was allegedly holding a knife. The male fled the scene on foot and had a vehicle waiting in the area.

On November 7, 2013 at 9:50am police attended the Canadian Tire in Gravenhurst to investigate a theft of a vacuum cleaner and obtained suspect information.

The members of Muskoka Vice located the vehicle used in the vacuum theft and arrested two individuals involved. The Muskoka Vice and the Muskoka Crime Unit conducted a thorough investigation and uncovered evidence linking the two individuals to the robbery of the Mac’s Convenience store.

27-year-old Louis Close of Bracebridge has been charged with:

  • Robbery with Violence (weapon)
  • Disguise with Intent
  • Theft Under $5000- SHOPLIFTING
  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance- Other Drugs

The second female suspect, 26-year-old Randalyn Courriere of Gravenhurst, has been charged with:

  • Robbery with Violence (weapon)
  • Theft Under $5000- SHOPLIFTING
  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance- Other Drugs

The two accused are held in custody and will be in Bracebridge court on November 8, 2013.Posted Nov. 7, 9.44am: The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Bracebridge Detachment is investigating a robbery last night at the Mac’s Convenience store on Taylor Road in Bracebridge.

Original Post: Robbery at Mac’s store in Bracebridge

On November 6, 2013, at approximately 10:20 pm, an unknown male suspect entered the convenience store wearing a black toque, with a white bandana covering his face and was holding a knife. The male left the store with cash and the female employee was not injured in the incident. The white male suspect is described to be:

  • 5’10” – 5’11, wearing:
  • white bandana
  • dark toque
  • white T-shirt
  • baggy Khaki pants
  • work boots

The male fled the scene on foot and may have had a vehicle waiting in the area.

The Muskoka Crime Unit and members of the Bracebridge Detachment are currently investigating the robbery.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact the OPP at (705) 645-2211 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800- 222-8477. You can submit your information online at www.crimestopperssdm.com <http://www.crimestopperssdm.com/>  if you have any information on this crime or any other crime. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and you will remain anonymous.  Being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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