Suspect in Cambridge robberies turns himself in
Security camera image of suspect sought in Canadian Tire gas bar robbery in Cambridge on Thursday, May 2, 2013 provided by Waterloo Regional Police.
The ‘polite thief’ has been arrested.
Police say a man wanted in connection with two robberies early Thursday morning in the Preston Heights area turned himself in Thursday evening.
The robberies took place around 2 a.m. Thursday at the Canadian Tire gas bar at the bottom of Shantz Hill and a few hours later at the Little Short Stop store on Preston Parkway.
Employees at the gas bar said the robber, who they recognized as a regular customer, was polite and said ‘thank you’ after receiving a small quantity of cash.
In both cases, the suspect entered the store, claimed to have a weapon and demanded money and merchandise.
After leaving the convenience store, he allegedly attempted to rob the driver of a nearby taxi.
Police say the 36-year-old Cambridge man turned himself in partially due to high-quality surveillance photos of the robberies.
Charged with three counts of robbery, the man remained in custody for a Friday bail hearing.