A Burlington man is facing multiple charges following a robbery that occurred in the Town of Oakville.
According to police, on March 1, 2019, a male victim was robbed of his personal property while at a meeting with three other men in the area of Old Oak Park – near Westoak Trail and Westview Terrace in Oakville.
Police say the victim was assaulted by one of the men, forcefully removed from a vehicle and left at the roadside.
The victim and suspect, according to police, knew each other.
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On March 8, 2019, the male suspect was located and arrested by members of the Oakville Robbery Team.
The suspect was found in possession of approximately 60 grams of cocaine and three bottles of codeine (a controlled substance).
As a result, Alex Vrucaj (19), of Burlington, is facing the following alleged charges.
- Robbery with violence
- Possession of a controlled substance (codeine)
- Possession for the purposes (cocaine)
The accused was held for bail.
Anyone with information pertaining to this incident is asked to contact Detective Constable Peter Galopoulos of the Oakville Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 ext. 2274.
Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.