Man charged after store robbed, water-sewer truck stolen

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A 32-year-old man from Goose Bay is facing charges after he allegedly robbed a store with a baseball bat and tried to make his getaway by stealing a water and sewer truck which he drove into a snowbank a short distance away.

The RCMP in Happy Valley/Goose Bay responded to the report of the robbery about 10:05 a.m. today.

Police say a man was observed outdoors in the Spruce Park area yelling with a baseball bat in his hands. The man broke into a house and then entered a convenience store, slamming the baseball bat on the counter threatening staff.

The male then fled the store and jumped into a town water/sewer truck and threatened the driver before stealing the truck. He then drove the truck a short distance where it went off the road and into a snow bank.

The man was arrested a short time later in the area without incident.

No one was injured during the incident.

Charges against the man include: robbery with violence, assault with a weapon, theft of a motor vehicle, possession of a weapon dangerous to public peace, possession of cocaine and impaired operation of a motor vehicle.

The accused is in custody and will be in provincial court Wednesday for a bail hearing.

Labrador District RCMP General Investigation Section (GIS) is assisting the Happy Valley/Goose Bay Detachment with the investigation.

Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: Goose Bay, Happy Valley, Spruce Park Labrador District

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  • Honey Wagon
    February 19, 2013 - 14:20

    Got himself into sh*t!!