Fifth suspect in social media beatings apprehended

Windsor Police Headquarters, February 8th 2016, (Photo by Jess Craymer)

Windsor police say they have arrested all of the suspects identified so far in videos posted to social media of a pair of assaults last week.

The attacks occurred between 4:15 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 27, in the downtown core. In each instance, a single male was robbed and beaten. Each assault was recorded and posted online.

At around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, officers from the Problem-Oriented Policing (POP) Unit located and arrested the 19-year-old man who was still at large.

Two adults and two youths were previously arrested in connection with this case, according to Constable Bianca Jackson. All of the suspects are charged with robbery and aggravated assault.

The investigation is still active. Anyone with information about the attacks or about any additional suspects should call Windsor police at (519) 255-6700, ext. 4830. Anonymous tips may be submitted to Crime Stoppers at (519) 258-TIPS (8477) to be eligible for a cash reward.