Amherstburg police investigating variety store robbery



The Amherstburg Police Service is investigating a robbery at a local variety store.

Police were called to Lynn’s Variety on Richmond St. Monday around 3:20 p.m. for a report the store had been robbed. Police say male suspect made off with “a sum of money” and was last seen fleeing on foot southbound down George St.

The alleged suspect is described as male, in his 20’s, roughly 5’7” in height and wearing a black balaclava, black coat and black pants.

Video from Lynn’s Variety shows a male suspect during a mid-afternoon robbery Monday.

There were no injuries and police add there was no weapon seen. The male allegedly demanded the cash, received it and fled on foot.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Amherstburg Police Service at 519-736-3622 or Crime Stoppers at 519-258-TIPS (8477) or



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-All information courtesy of the Amherstburg Police Service

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