At approximately 2:30am on January 5, 2024, officers were called to the convenience store in the King Street and Bethune Street area.  Upon arrival, officers learned that the male clerk was helping a customer when a second man came into the store demanding money and brandishing a baseball bat.  A struggle ensued and the clerk was struck with the bat before grabbing the bat away from the suspect.  The suspect then fled the store. The clerk followed the suspect out of the store and struck him several times with the baseball bat on the sidewalk. The suspect suffered head injuries and is in a Toronto hospital receiving treatment. The 22-year-old clerk was treated at the scene by EMS.

As a result of the investigation,

A warrant for arrest was issued for the 37-year-old male suspect for robbery, assault with a weapon and possession of weapon.

The 22-year-old clerk from Peterborough was also arrested and charged with:

  • Aggravated Assault

The accused was held in custody and appeared in court January 6, 2024.

Peterborough Police would also like to speak with the male customer who was in the store at the time.

Anyone with information can call Peterborough Police at 705-876-1122 x555 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at