(CHATHAM, ON) – On Saturday morning around 5am, a man entered the 7-11 store on Grand Avenue West, in Chatham, wearing a bandana concealing part of his face and carrying a sawed off rifle. The man demanded money from the cashier however, when he realized there was no cash in the till, he left the store.
The man crossed St Clair Street and, while in the area of Forest Street, he discharged one round from his rifle which passed through a second floor bedroom window on Joseph Street. No one was injured in either incident.
Investigators were able to identify the man and he was arrested Tuesday night.
Michael Garnett, 21, of no fixed address, has been charged with robbery with a weapon, wearing a disguise with intent, possession of a prohibited firearm, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, careless use of a firearm, and mischief endangering life.
Garnett was transported to the court house yesterday for a bail hearing and held in custody pending a future court date of May 22.