OPP arrest three males after robbery in Carleton Place

All three men have been held pending bail hearings at the Ontario Court of Justice in Perth, and officers are still investigating the incident.

Officers with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Lanark County detachment arrested and charged three males after an incident at a hardware store in Carleton Place on April 10.

At roughly 2:50 pm, OPP officers responded after three males entered a store, stole various items, used a noxious substance while in the store and then fled the scene in a vehicle. Several store employees and customers were treated for minor injuries.

Christopher Leahy, 33, of Ottawa has been charged with:

– Robbery with theft
– Administer noxious thing
– Theft over $5000
– Obstruct Justice

Patrick St. Denis, 39, of Ottawa has been charged with:

– Robbery with theft
– Administer noxious thing
– Theft over $5000
– Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000

Jody Trepanier-August, 28, of Ottawa has been charged with:

– Robbery with theft
– Administer noxious thing
– Theft over $5000

All three men have been held pending bail hearings at the Ontario Court of Justice in Perth on April 13.

The Lanark County OPP Crime Unit is continuing with the investigation and is urging any person with information to call 613-267-2626. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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