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Oshawa home residents ‘arrest’ gas station robber

Durham Police investigators arrested a suspect following the robbery of a gas station in Oshawa on Saturday night.

On June 5, at approximately 9:21 pm, members of Central East Division were dispatched to a robbery at the Petro Canada on Simcoe Street South in Oshawa. The suspect entered the store, approached the clerk and made a demand for cash. The clerk left the cash area, while the suspect damaged the cash register, fleeing with cash. Officers were involved in a foot pursuit with the suspect along Wentworth Street until the male jumped over the Wentworth bridge. The suspect then broke into a home on Fundy Court in Oshawa, but was held down by the tenants until police arrived.

The clerk and the tenants did not receive any physical injuries, police said.

Nicholas Forbes, age 33, of McLaughlin Road South in Brampton was charged with: Robbery; Disguise with Intent and Break and Enter. He was held for a bail hearing.

Anyone with new information about this investigation is asked to contact the Investigative Services-Robbery Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5355.

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