On December 31, 2016 at approximately 9:57 p.m. police were dispatched to a liquor off-sale located at 4245 Rochdale Boulevard for a report of a robbery. Two suspects entered the off-sale and attempted to steal a bottle of alcohol. Two staff members from the Tap attempted to stop the theft and were able to wrestle the bottle away from the suspects. One of the suspects then pulled out a machete from his coat and swung the machete at both of the employees striking both of them in the hands. The suspects then fled the establishment on foot. The victims’ injuries were minor.
Police were able to locate and arrest both suspects.
Thomas CHARTRAND was charged with robbery, two counts of assault with a weapon, possession of a prohibited weapon and several breaching of condition charges.
Charles WAPAN was charged with robbery and breach of probation.