Police say, at approximately 5:30 pm on Saturday November 28, 2015 a lone male attended the Shoppers Drug Mart on Highway 20 in Pelham and proceeded to the pharmacy section. The male was wearing a disguise. The male demanded a quantity of narcotics from the Pharmacist and indicated he had a weapon.
A subsequent investigation by members of the Niagara Regional Police Central Region Detective Office lead to the quick arrest of this individual.
Charged with Robbery, Disguise with Intent, Possession of a Firearm Contrary to Order and Breach of Probation is 27 year old Brandon Thompson of Welland. Thompson was held in custody pending a Bail Hearing.
Further investigation into this incident involving members of the Central Region Detective Office, Provincial Weapons Enforcement Unit and the Emergency Services Unit lead to several search warrants being executed and the arrest of a second individual.
Charged with Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm [3 Counts], Restricted Firearm in Motor Vehicle contrary [2 Counts], Firearms Storage Contrary to Regulations [3 Counts], Firearms stored with Ammunition in a Careless Manner [3 Counts], Firearm Possession Contrary to Prohibition Order [3 Counts], Explosive Possession Contrary to Prohibition Order , Possess Explosive Substance – No Lawful Excuse, Possess Prohibited Weapon [2 Counts] and Possession of Schedule I Substance (Oxycodone) for the Purposes of Trafficking is Tyler Fenton, a 27 year old resident of Port Colborne.
Fenton was also held in custody pending a Bail Hearing.
Detectives are continuing this investigation and further charges related to these two individuals are pending.
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