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Armed Car Jackings – Frank DAWES Arrested

(COUNTY OF WELLINGTON, ON) – On April 2, 2021 at approximately 12:00 p.m.,  members of the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a robbery on Marden Road near Highway 6 north of Guelph.

It was reported that a suspect flagged down a motorist while brandishing a weapon and forcing the victim out of the vehicle. As the suspect fled northbound on Highway 6, they collided with another vehicle. The suspect did not stop at the scene of the accident.

At approximately 1:00 p.m., the same suspect attended a residence in Rothsay.   Another victim was forced out of their vehicle after being threatened with a weapon.

At approximately 1:15 p.m., the suspect entered a residence on Wellington Road 7 near Ponsonby. It was here where the suspect confronted the homeowners and demanded that they turn over their vehicle keys. When they refused, the suspect left the residence and approached a vehicle that was stopped on Wellington Road 7. Again, the suspect threatened a motorist with a weapon and forced the victim out of their vehicle.

Police arrived on scene and arrested the suspect as they attempted to flee. The suspect assaulted an OPP officer during a brief struggle. The officer received minor injuries.

None of the victims sustained injuries.

Frank DAWES, 42-years-old of no fixed address has been charged with;

  •  Robbery (2 counts)
  •  Attempted Robbery
  •  Dangerous Driving
  •  Fail to Remain at Scene of Accident
  •  Unlawfully in a Dwelling House
  •  Flight From Police
  •  Assault with Intent to Resist Arrest
  •  Obstruct Peace Officer
  •  Drive While Disqualified

 The accused was held in custody pending a bail hearing in the Ontario Court of Justice – Guelph.

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