Suspect arrested following gas station robbery on Highway 7

A New Brunswick man is facing charges following a robbery at a gas station on Highway 7 Tuesday (Aug. 24) night.

According to the OPP, the suspect entered the gas station brandishing an edged weapon and demanded money from an employee around 9:15 p.m.

“The suspect stole cash and cigarettes prior to fleeing in a vehicle that was stolen from a residence in the City of Lindsay,” reads a media release.

About a half-hour later, 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,” reads a media release.

“Further investigation revealed that this suspect was also the suspect in the gas station robbery.”

Mathew Dean, 40, of Bath, New Brunswick has been charged with robbery with weapon, trespassing at night, assault and theft of a motor vehicle over $5000

He was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

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