Store owner interrupts robbery

Damage to a business on Robinson Street in Simcoe, August 16, 2020. Photo courtesy of Norfolk OPP.

Provincial police are investigating a robbery at a store in Simcoe that ended with the business owner chasing down the suspects.

It happened around 5:40 a.m. on Sunday when two unknown suspects forced their way into a Robinson Street business.

Once inside, the suspects began to smash glass cases, which woke up the store owner who was sleeping at a residence nearby.

According to police, the owner confronted the pair who then became involved in a physical confrontation. The owner then chased the suspects and was able to recover most of the stolen items.

The first suspect is described as wearing a red hooded sweater with red shorts and red shoes. The second suspect is described as wearing dark clothing. Both fled from the area and were last seen running westbound on Robinson Street.

OPP Forensic Identification Services are assisting with the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call police at  1 -888-310-1122 or contact Crime Stoppers anonymously.