Arrest made in Cornwall pharmacy robbery

CORNWALL – Police have made an arrest in an armed robbery of a Brookdale Avenue pharmacy last month.

Cornwall police went to the Ottawa Carleton Detention Center yesterday (July 5) where they formally charged Matthew Armstrong, 29, of Ottawa.

He is facing a single count each of armed robbery, possession of a dangerous weapon, possession of a disguise with intent, driving while disqualified and two counts of vehicle theft.

The Shoppers Drug Mart was robbed by knife-point by two men wearing bandannas or cloths over their face on June 20, 2016.

They got away in a van with narcotics and cash.

Armstrong was arrested in Ottawa on June 22, 2016 after Ottawa police had stopped a driver who had fled in a stolen vehicle from Cornwall.

Cornwall police also have an arrest warrant out for Adam Martin, 33, of Akwesasne.

He is considered armed and dangerous and you should call police if you see him – Det. Tony Joseph at 613-932-2110 extension 2422 or Crime Stoppers at 613-937-8477.

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