A 35-year-old male has now been charged in connection with the robbery of an elderly man on the Oshawa Creek bike path.
On Sunday, November 10, 2019, at approximately 8 a.m., Durham Regional Police Service located a stolen motor vehicle driving on King Street East in Oshawa. After being stopped by police, the driver fled on foot, but was arrested after a short foot pursuit. (19-248797). Investigation revealed that he was the suspect in the bike path robbery.
Neil MCDERMOTT, age 35, of Brumwell Street in Scarborough is charged with: Robbery; Aggravated Assault; Possession of Property Obtained By Crime and Breach of Probation x2 in connection with the bike path robbery, which occurred on Sept. 21, 2019.
In connection with the stolen vehicle, he was charged with: Possession of Property Obtained By Crime and Fail to Comply with Probation x2. He was held for a bail hearing.
Anyone with new information about this investigation is asked to contact D/Cst. Ormonde of the Central East Division Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2770.
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Investigators continue to look for assistance in identifying the suspect wanted in the robbery of a 74-year-old male on an Oshawa bike trail.
Pictures of the stolen jewelry, which has sentimental value to the victim, are being released in efforts that this will assist in identifying the suspect responsible.
Anyone with information is asked to contact D/Cst. Ormonde of the Central East Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2770.
Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.