The RNC arrested a 35-year-old woman early this morning in relation to 10 robberies that occurred between Wednesday and early this morning in the St. John’s and Mount Pearl area.
The woman was arrested shortly before 4:30 a.m. without incident.
She is being held in custody for an appearance in provincial court today.
The dates, times and locations of the robberies are:
• Wednesday, Oct. 31 at approximately 5:40 a.m. at the Ultramar on Freshwater Road in St. John’s.
• Thursday, Nov. 1 at approximately 7:22 p.m. at Hobo’s Pizza on Empire Avenue in St. John’s; at approximately 7:34 p.m. at Need’s on Merrymeeting Road in St. John’s; at approximately 9:35 p.m. at Stockwood’s on Freshwater Road in St. John’s; at approximately 9:43 p.m. at Domino’s on Freshwater Road in St. John’s; at approximately 9:54 p.m. at Marie’s Mini Mart on Crosbie Road in St. John’s.
• On Friday, Nov. 2, at approximately 1:17 a.m. at the Ultramar on Commonwealth Avenue in Mount Pearl; at approximately 1:23 a.m. at the Irving on Topsail Road in St. John’s; at approximately 3:56 a.m. at the Ultramar on Waldegrave Street in St. John’s; and at approximately 4:06 a.m. at the Ultramar on Blackmarsh Road in St. John’s.
The RNC says cash was obtained in the commission of some of the offences, but not all. There have been no reports received of any injuries to store employees during the robberies.
RNC officers from patrol services, K9 and forensic identification section responded to the robberies. As a result of a co-ordinated response, general investigation unit made the arrest.
The RNC General Investigation Unit is continuing to investigate and is seeking the assistance of the general public. Anyone who may have information in relation to these crimes is asked to contact the RNC at 729-8000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can provide information anonymously on the NL Crime Stoppers website at www.nlcrimestoppers.com.