Armed Robbery At Macs Store In Port Elgin

Saugeen Shores Police Service is investigating a Robbery that occurred at the Macs Convenience Store on Goderich Street in Port Elgin.

At approximately 12:40am Monday, June 16, a male entered the convenience store and demanded money.

The suspect pointed his arm at the clerk and appeared to be holding a weapon. He also indicated that he had a bomb.

Cash and coins were handed over and the robber fled from the store.

The incident was reported to police and within a few minutes a police officer on patrol observed the suspect in the area and made an arrest.

Some of the stolen cash was recovered from the suspect but a disguise and weapon have not been recovered.

The disguise is described as a red plaid material with duct tape. The weapon may also be wrapped in red plaid cloth.

The accused was arrested in the area of Elgin and Stafford Streets in Port Elgin.

A 19-year-old male from Tara was taken into custody.

Residents in the areas east and west of the downtown core area of Port Elgin are asked to be on the lookout for suspicious material or items matching the disguise and weapon description.

Anyone with information that can assist the police can call Saugeen Shores Police Service at 519-832-2500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.