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Suspect arrested after robbing seniors at ATMs in Oshawa

A male suspect is in custody after two seniors were robbed at ATMs in Oshawa.

The first incident occurred on Nov. 8 at around 10:30 in the morning when a 66-year-old woman was withdrawing money at an ATM on King Street East near Wilson Road South. While in the ATM vestibule, she was approached by a male who demanded she turn over her wallet and threatened to harm her. She complied and he fled the scene on foot.

Following that, on Nov. 12, at approximately 9:35 a.m., a 63-year-old woman using the same ATM was approached by a male wielding a knife. He demanded she hand over her wallet. When she refused, the suspect assaulted the victim, who was able to run away. The victim received minor injuries during the incident.

Investigators were able to identify the suspect and he was arrested without incident.

A 28-year-old male of no fixed address is charged with two counts each of robbery, carrying a concealed weapon, weapons dangerous, failing to comply with a probation order, possession of property obtained by crime, and disguise with intent. In addition, he is also charged with uttering threats, and assault with a weapon. He was held for a bail hearing.