Man who allegedly used gasoline in robbery arrested

A police cruiser sits outside the Medicine Shoppe on Great Northern Road. (QMI Agency)

A police cruiser sits outside the Medicine Shoppe on Great Northern Road. (QMI Agency)

Brian Kelly, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:23 AM ET

SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. -- A man who allegedly sprayed a city pharmacist with gasoline and threatened to set him on fire in a brazen robbery last spring is finally in police custody.

Police asked for the public's help to find Christopher Donald Mitchell just days after The Medicine Shoppe was robbed April 18, 2013.

Mitchell was finally picked up on outstanding warrants by Ontario Provincial Police in Espanola, about 240 kilometres east of the Sault.

He was returned to the Sault on Friday.

OPP "had some contact with him and realized we had warrants for him," Staff-Sgt. Jane Martynuck said. "We have continued to look for him."

Mitchell, 43, of no fixed address, is charged with robbery using a firearm, disguise with intent, assault with a weapon and possession of firearm or ammunition contrary to prohibition order.

b.kelly@sunmedia.ca

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