Peterborough convenience store robbery deemed hate crime: police

A Peterborough, Ont., man has been arrested and charged following a reported convenience store robbery on Wednesday that police have deemed a hate crime.

According to the Peterborough Police Service, around 2:45 p.m., an unknown man and woman entered a King Street convenience store. Police say a store employee reported that the man took items and concealed them.

Police say the employee confronted the man, who allegedly revealed he was concealing a firearm. During the interaction, police say the woman yelled “derogatory and racial slurs” at the store employee.

The employee called police as the couple left the store.

Officers responded to the area and investigated.

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