Cornwall, ON – An Akwesasne man has been taken into custody after a joint investigation by the Cornwall Police Service (CPS) and Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service (AMPS).
On Wednesday, March 8th, 2023 at approximately 7:25 pm, the CPS responded to a robbery in the 200 block of Ninth Street. It is alleged that the victim had been walking through a parking lot in the vicinity, at which time a vehicle pulled up beside the victim and one of the occupants demanded his property, while pointing a handgun at him. The suspect obtained the victim’s property and subsequently fled the area. The identity of the suspect was not known to the victim.
With the assistance of the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service and Canada Border Services Agency, the suspect was identified.
During the afternoon of March 9th, members of the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service arrested the suspect and took him into custody. A search warrant was later executed with the assistance of Ontario Provincial Police Tactics and Rescue Unit.
Male, 19, of Akwesasne was arrested and charged with the following:
• Robbery using a firearm
• Possession of imitation weapon for a dangerous purpose
• Conspiracy to commit indictable offence
He was released to appear in court on April 20th, 2023. At this time, the investigation remains ongoing.
The Cornwall Police Service would like to thank the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service, Ontario Provincial Police and Canada Border Services Agency for their assistance with this investigation.