file photo

On Tuesday, January 10, 2017, at approximately 11:25 p.m. Community Patrol Officers received a report of a suspicious vehicle on Victoria Street.  Further investigation revealed that the vehicle had been reported stolen earlier in the day.  The driver of the vehicle was observed leaving the area and was stopped shortly after by police.  The man was arrested for being in possession of the stolen vehicle.

The Brantford Police Service continued their investigation and determined that the man was also responsible for the robbery at Peel Variety on Monday, January 9, 2016.

As a result, Shawn Joseph FARMER, 22 years of Brantford was charged with numerous criminal code offences such as Robbery with a Weapon, Disguise Self, Assault with a Weapon, Possession of Stolen Property, and Possession of Break-in Instruments.  He was held for a bail hearing.

The Brantford Police Service would like to extend its appreciation to the public and our media partners who assisted in the investigation.