RNC seek public assistance in robbery investigation

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The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) General Investigation Unit is requesting the assistance of the general public in identifying the person responsible for an armed robbery at Arizona Heat on Ropewalk Lane in St. John's on Tuesday, Feb. 12.

The RNC said around 8:20 p.m., patrol officers, K-9, Forensic Identification and Criminal Investigation Division members responded to an armed robbery at the business.

A male suspect entered the store and demanded cash before fleeing the scene. There were no injuries sustained during the commission of the offence.

The male suspect is described as approximately five feet, nine inches to five feet, 10 inches and 150 lbs. At the time of the incident he was wearing jeans, black and white gloves and a black and green jacket with hood up, concealing his face.

It's believed the man casually left the scene on foot and headed towards Cashin Avenue. There were a number of motorists on the road at the time of the incident who may have seen the suspect, but did not realize it at the time.

The RNC is asking anyone with information in relation to this crime to contact police at 729-8000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). People can also provide information anonymously on the N.L. Crime Stoppers Website at www.nlcrimestoppers.com.

The video released by the RNC can be viewed by clicking HERE.

Organizations: Arizona Heat on Ropewalk Lane, Criminal Investigation Division, Crime Stoppers N.L. Crime Stoppers Website

Geographic location: St. John's, Cashin Avenue

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  • Mr.C
    February 15, 2013 - 16:24

    Shocked!! Never heard of a robbery in the city before.Must be a joke!