UPDATE: RNC requesting public assistance in armed 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 the Esso station on Empire Avenue in St. John’s.

On Sunday, around 8:15 a.m., RNC patrol officers K-9 unit, Forensic Identification Services and Criminal Investigation Division members responded to the reported robbery.

Police say a male suspect entered the store and demanded cash and cigarettes before fleeing the scene on a pedal bike. There were no injuries sustained during the commission of the offence.

The male suspect is described as approximately 5’10” ft with a medium build. His face was concealed at the time of the incident.

The RNC is asking anyone that may have information in relation to this crime to contact the RNC 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.

... Earlier story ...

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary is investigating an armed robbery at a business on Empire Avenue on the weekend.

RNC officers responded to the call around 8:15 a.m. Sunday.

According to police, a lone male, with his face partially covered carrying a weapon, demanded cash and cigarettes. The suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Around 4:35 p.m. Sunday, RNC members responded to a theft from a business in the center of the city. As a result a 31-year-old male was charged with theft under $5,000 and two breaches of court orders. He was held in custody until a court appearance.

And, around 10 p.m. Sunday, a 30-year-old man was arrested in the east end of St. John's for uttering threats and a Canada Wide warrant. Officers arrested the man after a short foot pursuit. He was held for court.

Geographic location: St. John's

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