Arrested after the theft of an elderly man at Wasaga Beach

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Police say an elderly man was pushed to the ground outside the bank and his money was stolen

PRESS RELEASE
ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE
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Members of the Ontario Provincial Police Huronia West Detachment charged the suspect with a robbery involving an elderly man who was pushed to the ground and had all the money in his wallet stolen.

On May 9, 2022, just after 1:00 p.m., Huronia West OPP responded to a report of a robbery on Stonebridge Boulevard in Wasaga Beach. Officers determined the victim had just exited the bank after withdrawing cash. The victim was approached by the suspect, who verbally identified himself as a police officer and stated that he needed to see the victim’s wallet. The victim complied and pulled out his wallet, at which time the suspect took the money and forcibly pushed the victim to the ground.

Members of the Huronia West Major Crimes Unit have identified the man involved in the robbery.

Bradley Elliot, 38, of Wasaga Beach, was charged with:

Impersonate a peace officer

Robbery with violence

Failure to comply with probation order

The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Collingwood in July 2022 to answer the charges.

The OPP is grateful to the Good Samaritans who witnessed this incident and rushed to the aid of the victim. Please be aware of your surroundings and personal safety at all times. If you doubt the legitimacy of someone identifying themselves as a police officer, ask to see their badge and/or call your local police station to confirm their identity. A real police officer will not be offended or refuse these requests.

Anyone with information, CCTV or dash cam footage regarding this incident is asked to contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers to remain anonymous at 1- 800-222-8477 (TIPS) or www.ontariocrimestoppers.ca

The OPP of Huonia West is committed to ensuring public safety by providing proactive and innovative policing services in partnership with our communities. Officers appreciate your contribution to building safe communities.

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