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West Harbour Fortino’s Pharmacy Robbed, Suspect Charged


On New Year’s Eve, Sunday, December 31, 2017, at approximately 8:10 am the Pharmacy at the Fortino’s Grocery Store located at 173 Lakeshore Rd West, Oakville was robbed by a lone male suspect. Fortino’s is located between Kerr Street and Dorval Drive.

The suspect produced what was later determined to be a BB Gun and ordered an employee to hand over narcotics. The employee incurred a minor injury to his hand during the robbery.

The suspect was described as:

  1. Male white,
  2. in his 20s
  3. approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall
  4. slim build
  5. wearing a black mask and black hoodie

Police responded to the above location and through information obtained from witnesses and investigation were able to quickly identify the suspect as Jesse GRAY, 25 years old of Milton. GRAY was subsequently located later on December 31st, 2017 and arrested.

GRAY was charged with:

  1. Robbery with firearm
  2. Disguise with Intent
  3. Utter threat to cause death or bodily harm

GRAY was held for a Bail hearing.

Anyone with information regarding the Fortino’s robbery is asked to contact Detective Constable Peter Galopoulos of the Oakville Criminal Investigations Bureau – Robbery Team at 905-825-4747 ext. 2274. Tips can be forwarded to Crime Stoppers; “See Something, Hear Something, Say Something” at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).

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



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