Female sought in Windsor store robbery

Security camera images of a suspect in a store robbery in Windsor, October 15, 2021. Images courtesy Windsor Police.

Windsor police are looking for a suspect who allegedly robbed a convenience store and assaulted an employee.

It happened shortly after 9 p.m. Friday on Ouellette Avenue near Ellis Street West. Officers responded to a report of a robbery at that location.

According to Constable Talya Natyshak, the suspect had fled when police arrived, running northbound on Ouellette. Officers were told that the woman entered the store, brandished a knife at the employee, and ran with an undisclosed amount of money.

The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries while trying to run away from the suspect, Natyshak said.

Police have released several surveillance camera images of the suspect and have asked the public to take a look. The suspect is described as a White female, aged 25 to 39, 5′ 7″ and weighing 160 pounds. She had reddish-brown hair tied in a bun and was wearing a thick, dark-coloured wrap or headband. She was also wearing a grey shirt over a white sweater, dark pants, white Adidas shoes with black stripes, sunglasses, and a white facemask. She was also carrying a brown handbag.

The woman is considered armed and dangerous since the knife used has not been found. If you recognize her, do not approach her yourself and call 911 immediately. If you have additional information, please call Windsor police at (519) 255-6700, ext. 4830. Anonymous tips may be submitted to Crime Stoppers at (519) 258-TIPS (8477).