Brampton Man Charged With Assaulting Police Officer


A Brampton man is facing charges in connection with a robbery, attempted thefts and an assault on a police officer in Vaughan.

Police say that on Monday, June 19, shortly after 7 p.m., police were called to a convenience store in the Major Mackenzie Drive West and Melville Avenue area to investigate a robbery report.

When officers arrived, a store employee reportedly told officers that a man had come into the store, jumped the counter and began stealing cash from the register.

It's also been alleged that he pushed the victim before fleeing the store on foot.

According to police, officers located the suspect running through a neighbourhood in the area of La Nina Street and Pietro Drive. As he was being taken into custody, the suspect assaulted one of the arresting officers. The officer sustained injuries and was transported to hospital.

Police say further investigation revealed that the suspect had also attempted to steal money from cash registers at a nearby pet store and restaurant.

Now, 25-year-old Vashon Brown has been charged with robbery, assaulting a police officer, two counts of theft under $5,000 and breach of probation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the York Regional Police Hold-Up Unit at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 6631.

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