RNC seeking public assistance in robbery investigation

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The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary is appealing to the public to help in identifying a person responsible for a robbery Sunday night in St. John's.

According to the RNC, around 10:45 p.m. a woman was reportedly approached near a parking lot on Portugal Cove Road by an unknown man who grabbed a bag she was carrying and fled on foot.

Police say the woman sustained non-life threatening injuries, was transported to hospital and later released.

At the time of the offence, the RNC says the perpetrator was dressed in a dark hoodie, pants and ball cap. He's described as being about five feet, nine inches to six feet tall.

Anyone who may have information in relation to this crime is asked 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.

The RNC had a relatively busy weekend, dealing with 191 calls for service in 24 hours up to 4 a.m. Monday morning.

Sunday around  1:30 p.m., RNC patrol officers arrested a 35-year-old man who had been involved in a motor vehicle accident on Craigmiller Avenue in St. John's. He was charged with impaired driving and failing the breathalyzer.

Tickets were also issued for operating a vehicle while under suspension, operating a vehicle with expired registration, operating a vehicle without insurance and failing  to transfer ownership of vehicle.   

The man was released to appear in court at a later date and the vehicle was impounded.

 At 12:30 p.m. Sunday, a 52-year-old man was issued tickets as a result of a traffic stop in the centre of St. John's for operating a vehicle  while using a cellular device, failing to transfer ownership of vehicle and operating a vehicle without insurance. The vehicle was impounded.

At 9:47 a.m. Sunday, another driver received tickets as a result of a traffic stop on Park Avenue in Mount Pearl for operating a vehicle without insurance and  operating a vehicle without a driver's  licence. The vehicle was Impounded.

Organizations: Crime Stoppers, N.L. Crime Stoppers Website

Geographic location: St. John's, Portugal Cove Road, Craigmiller Avenue Park Avenue Mount Pearl

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