CORNWALL, Ontario – On Oct. 7, 2019 at approximately 3:00 a.m., the Cornwall Police Service was called to investigate a robbery at 1430 First St. E. It is alleged that individuals entered the male victim’s apartment and struck him with a handgun and assaulted him with a weapon. A handgun was also pointed at the victim, while money was being demanded from him. The individuals further removed a quantity of electronics and Canadian and American currency before fleeing the apartment. Police and paramedics subsequently attended the area. It should be noted the injuries sustained by the victim were not life threatening in nature and the incident is believed to be an isolated occurrence where the parties are known to one another.
At this time, the matter is still under investigation. Two individuals have been taken into custody and charged accordingly in relation to the offence. Jose Acevedo Ovando, 20, of Cornwall and Kimber Lee Long, 25, of Gatineau, QC, were charged with the following:
• Robbery using a firearm
• Break and enter
• Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose x two
• Unlawfully in a dwelling house
• Forcible confinement
• Conspiracy to commit an indictable offence
• Aggravated assault
• Assault with a weapon x two
• Pointing a firearm
• Use of firearm while committing an offence
Kimber Lee Long was also charged with breach of probation for failing to keep the peace. Both individuals were taken into custody on Oct. 7, 2019, charged accordingly and held for a bail hearing.