A Windsor man is charged with six counts of armed robbery following a four-hour spree at sites across the city.

The force released a photo of the suspect Monday morning and later thanked members of the public for their calls and tips.

"The public response was tremendous," wrote Sgt. Steve Betteridge in a media release. "Due to a vast number of telephone calls and information from the public, investigators were able to quickly identify the suspect."

The 55-year-old was arrested around 2:30 p.m. on September 25 at a home near on Laporte Avenue.

The spree began late Sunday when police responded to a robbery in the 900 block of Ouellette Avenue about 11:45 p.m.

Police said a male suspect entered the store with a blunt object and demanded cash. He then fled the scene with the money.

Over the next several hours, police responded to five similar robberies: 

  • Convenience store located in the 800 block of Campbell Avenue at about 3:00 a.m.
  • Restaurant located in the 400 block of Tecumseh Road East at about 3:45 a.m. 
  • Convenience Store and a connected Restaurant (two robberies) located in the 1300 block of Walker Road at about  3:50 a.m. 
  • Restaurant located in the 2200 block of Wyandotte Street East at about 4:00 a.m.

In each of the robberies, said police, a male suspect approached an employee with a blunt weapon resembling a club or a stick and demanded money.

No one was injured in any of the robberies.