(TOWNSHIP OF WELLINGTON NORTH, ON) – On January 2, 2021, at approximately 10:00 a.m., the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a robbery that had just occurred in the parking lot at a business located on Main Street near Queen Street in Mount Forest.
It was reported that as the victim was returning to their vehicle, they noticed a suspect in the driver’s seat of their vehicle. The victim attempted to physically remove the suspect from the vehicle and a struggle ensued. The victim was knocked to the ground and the suspect fled in the victim’s vehicle at a high rate of speed.
Approximately an hour later, the same suspect in the stolen vehicle attended a gas station on Main Street in Mount Forest and stole a quantity of fuel.
Later the same day, the stolen vehicle was recovered and a suspect was arrested in York Region by York Regional Police.
As a result of the investigation, Raymond Lloyd COTE, 29-years-old of Mount Forest has been charged with Robbery, Theft Under Five Thousand Dollars, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Fail to Comply with Probation Order, contrary to the Criminal Code.
The accused was held for a bail hearing at the Ontario Court of Justice in Guelph.