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Attempted robbery leads to multiple charges

Charges include impaired driving and fail to remain at the scene of an accident
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NEWS RELEASE

ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE

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On Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP),  Nottawasaga Detachment, responded to a call to the Sobey's parking lot in AngusThe call was in relation to an attempted robbery where the victim was approached by a male person who demanded she turn over the keys to her vehicle.

A good samaritan bystander came to the assistance of the victim and the perpetrator fled. Not far away, in the same area, he was able to enter an unlocked motor vehicle and (found) keys were left in the vehicle. From there the accused proceeds eastbound on Highway 90, where several calls are received from motorists describing an aggressive and possibly impaired driver.

Shortly after, the stolen vehicle became involved in a collision on Highway 89 near the 20th Sideroad of Essa Township. The vehicle matched the description of the stolen vehicle. Several eye witnesses describe the male driver as stumbling and displaying signs of someone impaired. The male then tried to leave the scene by crossing a farm field to the next sideroad. Several witnesses followed the suspect and he was apprehended by police at the 15th Line and 20th Sideroad of New Tecumseth.

Arrested and awaiting an appearance in bail court is Richard Love, age 30, of Alliston. He has been charged with robbery, two counts of utter threats, theft, dangerous driving and impaired driving (over .80), fail to remain at the scene of an accident, and breach of probation.

A/Inspector Brian Humber, once again, would like to plead to our citizens the need to lock and secure your vehicle. This incident could have had a much more serious outcome and was totally preventable. Please lock your vehicle and keep your keys with you. Crime prevention starts with the public.

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