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Arrest made in Springwater corner store armed robbery

Police say that the 26-year-old from Oro-Medonte pulled out a knife and demanded cash before taking off

SPRINGWATER TOWNSHIP, ON - On Tuesday Dec. 10, 2019 at 5:18 p.m. members of the Huronia West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were dispatched to a report of an armed robbery at The Old Corner Store in Hillsdale in the Township of Springwater. 

Police were informed that a white male approximately 6' tall mid-20 to early 30's had entered the store pulled out a knife demanded cash, then took off from the store on foot and was observed getting into a grey or silver Honda Civic with an unidentified persons.

On Dec. 11, 2019 the same suspect entered Jug City in Wyevale in the Township of Springwater, pulled out a knife a stole cash and cigarettes from the store. The suspect was observed once again getting into a grey or silver Honda Civic with an unidentified persons.

As a result of an extensive investigation by the Huronia West OPP Crime Unit and Street Crime Unit an arrest has been made in this crime.

Stephen Partridge (26 years) of Oro-Medonte TWP, was arrested and is charged with

  • Adult robbery with theft CC 344(1)(b) X2
  • Adult disguise with intent CC 351(2) X2
  • Adult possession of weapon for dangerous purpose X2

He was held for a bail hearing at the Ontario Court of Justice in Barrie.

If you have any information in regards to this crime, please contact the Huronia West O.P.P. at (705) 429-3575 or Call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (1-800-222-8477) or submit your information online at if you have any information on this crime or others.

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