ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE
Members of the Huronia West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police have charged the suspect from a robbery involving an elderly male being pushed to the ground and all the money in his wallet stolen.
On May 9, 2022, just after 1 p.m., Huronia West OPP responded to a report of a robbery on Stonebridge Boulevard in Wasaga Beach. Officers determined the victim had just exited the bank after withdrawing money. The victim was approached by the suspect, who verbally identified himself as a police officer and stated that he needed to see the victim's wallet. The victim complied and took out his wallet, at which time the suspect took the money and forcibly pushed the victim to the ground.
Members from the Huronia West Major Crime Unit have identified the male involved in the Robbery.
Bradley Elliot 38 years of age from Wasaga Beach has been charged with:
· Impersonating Peace Officer
· Robbery with Violence
· Fail to comply with Probation Order
The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Collingwood, in July 2022, to answer to the charges.
The OPP is thankful for the good Samaritans who witnessed this incident and rushed to the victim's aid. Please be mindful of your surroundings and personal safety at all times. If you question the legitimacy of someone identifying as a police officer, ask to see their badge and/or call your local police station to confirm their identity. An actual police officer will not be offended or refuse these requests.
Anyone with information, video surveillance, or dash cam footage regarding this incident is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers to remain anonymous at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or www.ontariocrimestoppers.ca
The Huonia West OPP is committed to public safety, delivering proactive and innovative policing in partnership with our communities. Officers value your contribution to building safe communities.