(SOUTH HURON, ON) – Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Major Crime Unit and the Huron-Perth Community Street Crimes Unit (CSCU) are investigating a robbery that took place in Exeter on July 30th, 2023, at a business on Main Street North in South Huron (Exeter).
On Sunday, July 30th, 2023, at 10:07 p.m., Huron County OPP was contacted by a store owner who called to report an armed robbery that had taken place at 9:10 p.m. One male suspect entered the store and demanded cash. During the robbery, the male suspect brandished a handgun. The suspect left the store with an undisclosed amount of money. It is believed that the suspect entered a vehicle parked just west of the store entrance.
Prior to this robbery, at approximately 9:00 p.m., police believe the same suspect was observed in South Huron (Huron Park) attempting to enter a variety store with a handgun but was unsuccessful as the business had just closed for the evening. While OPP officers were responding to Huron Park, the robbery in Exeter occurred.
The suspect pictured in the images below is described as follows:
Male, Caucasian, approximately 5′ 8″ tall, wearing black patterned shorts, a brown jacket, a black baseball cap, black face mask, and brown work boots.
Involved vehicle: Unknown at this time.
Police are asking for the public’s assistance should they have any knowledge of this incident, suspect, or involved vehicle. If you observe this individual, please do not approach them, call police.
If you have any dash-cam video footage, photos, or video of the suspect and/or suspect vehicle, please contact OPP immediately.
If you have any information about this incident, please contact Huron OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or (519) 482-1677.
Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit a secure web tip online at www.p3tips.com , where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.