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Alleged Midland purse snatcher caught by police

The accused robbed one victim and assaulted another during the incident last Sunday
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Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Southern Georgian Bay detachment responded at 4:52 p.m. July 5, 2020 to an report of a robbery that had occurred on July 5, 2020 in front of an Eighth Street, Midland home. During the incident, a victim was robbed of a purse and another victim was assaulted by the same suspect.

Through investigation the suspect was identified and found to be on a release from the courts from a previous incident and was arrested at 11:59 p.m. July 5,2020 at a Midland residence.

Charged is Dawson Robert Dion, 21 years, of no fixed address with the following offences.  

  • Robbery with Theft 
  • Assault 
  • Fail to Comply with Probation Order

Contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada and further 

  • Poss of a Schedule I Substance- Cocaine

Contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act

The accused remains in custody pending a video bail hearing and will appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Midland at a future date set by bail court.