Friday August 10, 2017 – Woman arrested and charged following robbery with scissors at downtown store

A 40-year-old Peterborough woman has been arrested and charged following a Thursday morning robbery at a downtown store.

At approximately 10:30 a.m. on August 10, 2017 a woman attended a George Street North store and attempted to leave the store without paying for an item of clothing.

When a staff member approached the woman about paying for the item the woman brandished a pair of scissors and threatened the employee.

Police were called and officers were dispatched to the area.

Through the investigation the woman was identified. Shortly after 11 a.m. officers located the woman walking in the area of McDonnel and Stewart Streets.

As a result of the investigation Katherina Ann Charbonneau, 40, of McDonnel Street, was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Robbery with a weapon
  • Fail to comply with a recognizance
  • Fail to comply with a probation order

The accused was held in custody and appeared in court on August 10, 2017.