Police seeks suspect in Wednesday street robbery in Peterborough

Suspect allegedly approached man, hit him, threatened him with a knife, and robbed him of his groceries

Police are seeking this suspect for an alleged street robbery in Peterborough on February 24, 2021. (Police-supplied photos)
Police are seeking this suspect for an alleged street robbery in Peterborough on February 24, 2021. (Police-supplied photos)

Peterborough police are looking for a suspect in connection with a street robbery on Wednesday afternoon (February 24).

At around 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday, police received a call from a 23-year-old man who reported that he was confronted by another man in the George Street and Simcoe Street area, who he recognized but didn’t know his name.

The suspect then hit the victim, threatened him with a knife, and robbed him of his groceries before taking off.

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The suspect is described as a white male, 26 to 30 years old, around 6′ tall with a thin build, dark shot hair, and a slight and thin moustache. He possibly has a facial tattoo.

He was wearing a dark green winter parka with fur on the hood, dark pants and dark shoes, with a black backpack and carrying a grey plastic bag.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Peterborough Police Service at 705-876-1122 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) on online at www.stopcrimehere.ca.