DNA profile match leads to robbery charges

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: On October 20, 2022, police responded to a business on King Street West in Chatham for a robbery investigation.

Through investigation, police learned the man entered the store and demanded money.

After receiving some cash, he left the store and discarded his clothes, including a scarf, gloves, and a wig.

With the assistance of surveillance footage, police could track the man’s path and seized the discarded items for forensic examination.

On January 18, 2023, police received information from the Centre of Forensic Sciences stating that a DNA profile was generated and matched a local man.

On January 29, 2023, the 29-year-old Chatham-Kent man was located and arrested.

He was charged with robbery and held pending a bail hearing.

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