Bail hearing set for suspended robbers

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Two men charged in connection with an armed robbery Sunday at Marie’s Mini Mart on Elizabeth Avenue in St. John’s have been deemed mentally fit to stand trial.

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William Peter Edwards, 29, and Eric Douglas Squires, 34, appeared in provincial court today.

When they first came to court this morning, lawyers recommended they undergo psychiatric assessments at the Waterford Hospital.

When they returned in the afternoon, after being found mentally fit, it was decided to have their bail hearing set over until Tuesday.

Both were taken back to jail until then.

Police say Edwards and Squires entered the convenience store at about 7:55 p.m. Sunday and demanded cash before taking off. There were no injuries.

They were found by RNC officers a short time later.

The men face charges of robbery and having their face masked.

Edwards also faces charges of wilfully destroying or damaging property under $5,000 at the store, possessing a knife for a dangerous purpose, uttering threats and breaching a recognizance, issued July 31 of this year.

Squires’ other charges include assaulting a man and breaching a probation order, issued on Dec. 5, 2012.

Anyone who has information in relation to this crime 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.

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Two men arrested for armed robbery Sunday

Two men have been charged in connection with an armed robbery Sunday at Maries Mini Mart on Elizabeth Avenue in St. John’s.

The accused, 29 and 34, entered the business about 7:55 p.m. Sunday and demanded cash before fleeing the scene. There were no injuries.

The RNC says diligent police work by its officers resulted in the suspects being found a short time later.

The 29-year-old man has been charged with armed robbery, disguise with intent, assault and several breaches of court orders.

The 34-year-old male has been charged with armed robbery, disguise with intent, mischief, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, uttering threats and breaches of court orders.

Both were held in custody to appear in provincial court today.

Anyone who has information in relation to this crime 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.

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(Earlier story) Two men arrested after armed robbery in St. John's

Two men were arrested by the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Sunday night in connection with an armed robbery at a convenience store on Elizabeth Avenue.

According to police, two men, ages 29 and 34 years, were arrested in the area very shortly after a call was received about a robbery around 7:55 p.m.

The RNC K-9 unit and identification unit also responded and a number of exhibits recovered.

Charges include armed robbery, wearing a face mask with intent to commit a robbery, possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace and breaches of court orders.

There was also an outstanding arrest warrant for the younger man.  Both men were taken to Her Majesty’s lockup for a court appearance this morning.  There were no injuries during the incident.

 

Geographic location: St. John's

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  • Citizen
    October 21, 2013 - 12:01

    Let me guess....these bums will be walking the streets again in no time!!!