Police credit public for quick arrest in connection with Kitchener robbery

Waterloo Regional Police credited members of the public after a quick arrest was made in connection with a robbery at a financial services store in Kitchener over the weekend.

They say officers responded to a call about a robbery near Fairway Road and Wilson Avenue shortly after 9 pm on Sunday night.

According to police, a man flashed a gun at employees before fleeing the scene.

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Officers tracked down a suspect and arrested them in the vicinity.

A 47-year-old Brantford man is facing numerous charges including robbery with a firearm, point firearm, disguise with intent, forcible confinement and breach of a release order.

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“Investigators would like to thank the public for immediately calling 9-1-1 when they observed suspicious behavior,” police said in a release.

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