Suspect arrested after downtown assault and attempted robbery

Windsor Police Service News Update
October 27, 2023
Case #: 23-124904

Suspect arrested after downtown assault and attempted robbery

The Windsor Police Service has arrested a suspect following a downtown assault and attempted robbery.

On October 26, 2023, shortly before 5:30 p.m., officers were called to the corner of Ouellette Ave. and Maiden Ln. for a report of assault and attempted robbery. A male suspect struck a female in the head, then approached a second female demanding money and threatening violence. Minutes later, officers located and arrested the male suspect near the scene of the incident.

No injuries or stolen property were reported as a result of the incident.

Damien Browne, 45, has been charged with assault and attempted robbery.

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

If you or someone you know is an affected person in need of support, please call Victim Services Windsor Essex County at 519-723-2711 or the Victim Assistance Unit at Windsor Police at 519-255-6700, ext. 4879.

For further information:

Contact the WPS Corporate Communication Unit's Public Information Officer at (519) 255-6700 ext. 4441.

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