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Knife-wielding gas station robber found at nearby home

A male is in custody after using a knife to rob a gas station in Oshawa.

On Thursday, March 21 at about 3:15 am, members of Central East Division, with the assistance of the K9 Unit, responded to a robbery call at the Esso Gas Station located at 20 Park Road South.

A male suspect entered the gas station and brandished a knife toward an employee. The suspect stole a case of lottery tickets and fled the area prior to police arrival. A K9 track led officers to a residence nearby, where police confirmed the suspect was inside. The male exited the residence and was taken into custody without incident, police said.

The victim did not sustain any physical injuries.

The suspect, age 36 from Oshawa was charged and held for a bail hearing. Name and further details available at

Anyone with video footage, dash cam footage or information about this incident is asked to contact Cst. Wade of Central East Division at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2445.

Editor’s Note: Durham Post does not name or identify the accused as:
1. Of this time, they are suspect[s] and not convicted by a court, and
2. Sometimes charges are amended or dropped.

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