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June 22nd Oakville Pharmacies Robbed: Suspect Charged

June 22nd Oakville Pharmacies Robbed: Suspect Charged
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Detective Barry Malciw

Detective Barry Malciw

Detective Barry Malciw was the Media Relations Officer for the Halton Regional Police Services. He is a detective of the Halton Regional Police Oakville Criminal Investigations Bureau – Robbery Team.

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On Friday, June 22nd shortly after 11:00 am an armed male entered a pharmacy located at 2163 Sixth Line, Oakville.

The male suspect, who was wearing a disguise, ordered several citizens to turn over their cellphones before jumping the counter to the pharmacy. The suspect was successful in obtaining a quantity of cash and narcotics before departing on foot. No persons were injured during the incident.

Minutes later that same armed suspect entered a pharmacy located at 1534 Queensbury Crescent, Oakville. Once inside the pharmacy the suspect assaulted a male before being overpowered and subdued by a second male who was outside the pharmacy and witnessed the assault.

The suspect was taken into custody moments later by police. Several items taken from the first pharmacy were recovered, including the gun which was later determined to be a BB gun. The victim and the suspect were transported to a local hospital for treatment. The injuries are believed to be minor.

A 31 year old Oakville man has been charged with:

  1. Robbery with Firearm (2 counts)
  2. Disguise with Intent (2 counts)
  3. Pointing a Firearm (2 counts)
  4. Assault with a Weapon
  5. Breach of Weapons Prohibition
  6. Utter Threats

Anyone with information regarding these incidents that took place on June 22nd is asked to contact 2 District, Criminal Investigations Bureau, Detective Barry Malciw 905-825-4747 ext 2216. Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers “See Something? Hear Something? Know Something? Contact Crime Stoppers” at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.

Please be reminded that all persons charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.



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