Suspect arrested after retail robbery with axe

Windsor Police Service News Update
November 21, 2023
Case #: 23-134582
Suspect arrested after retail robbery with axe

The Windsor Police Service has arrested a 30-year-old man accused of robbing a retail store with an axe. 

Shortly after 2 p.m. on November 20, 2023, officers responded to a report of a robbery at a retail store in the 3100 block of Howard Avenue. A lone male reportedly entered the store and began to load merchandise into a duffel bag. When confronted by store employees, the individual brandished a small axe to force them to back away. He then fled on foot with the stolen items. 

No one was physically injured during the incident.

After reviewing the surveillance footage, members of the Problem-Oriented Policing Unit (POP) located the suspect in the 400 block of University Avenue East, where he was taken into custody without incident. 

Kyle Patrick Dantonio, 30, has been charged with robbery with the threat of violence. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Major Crime Unit at 519-255-6700, ext. 4830. They can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS) or online at
For further information:
Contact the WPS Corporate Communication Unit's Public Information Officer at (519) 255-6700 ext. 4441.

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