One person has been charged and a second sought after an alleged attempted armed robbery in Beaverton on Monday (Jan. 4).
According to the DRPS, officers were called to a residence in the area of Osborne and Simcoe streets around 3:30 a.m. after the victim confronted the suspects.
“One of the suspects produced a firearm, however, both suspects fled the scene once police were called,” reads a media release.
Other officers were called in to search the area and located one of the suspects after a lengthy foot pursuit, police say.
“With the assistance of the K-9 Unit, the suspect was located in a wooded area and placed under arrest,” the media release notes.
The victim did not suffer any injuries.
Matthew Taylor, 37 of Lindsay has been charged with assault with a weapon; possession of weapon for dangerous purpose; use of imitation firearm to commit indictable offence; and fail to comply with probation order. He was held for a bail hearing.
Investigators continue to look for a second suspect, who is described as a male, medium build, wearing all black clothing and a black balaclava.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact the investigators at 1-888-579-1520, ext. 2676.