UPDATE: RNC make arrest in Conception Bay South robbery

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The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) has arrested and charged a 19-year-old man in connection with an armed robbery in Conception Bay South early this morning.

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Around 2:30 a.m., the RNC responded to an armed robbery at Ultramar on the Conception Bay South Highway.

The suspect, armed with a weapon, entered the store and demanded cash before fleeing the scene. There were no injuries sustained during the offence.

RNC officers apprehended a man shortly after the incident. He has been charged with armed robbery, being disguised with intent to commit a robbery and possession of weapon for a dangerous purpose. The accused was arrested without incident and held to appear in provincial court.

Another armed robbery at C.J. Convenience store on Foxtrap Access Road in Conception Bay South around 9:40 p.m. Thursday, is also under investigation by the RNC.

A male suspect, armed with a weapon, reportedly entered the store and demanded cash before fleeing the scene empty handed. There were no injuries sustained during the incident.

The suspect is described as approximately five feet, seven inches tall and 130 pounds. At the time of the incident, he was described as wearing a grey sweater, jeans, and a black hat and had his face concealed.

The RNC General Investigation Unit is seeking the assistance of the general public in both of these robbery investigations. Anyone with information that would assist police investigators is asked to contact the RNC at 729-8000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can also provide information anonymously on the N.L. Crime Stoppers website at www.nlcrimestoppers.com.

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(Earlier story)

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary is investigating two armed robberies in Conception Bay South.

Around 9:42 p.m. Thursday night, officers responded to a reported armed robbery at a convenience store in Foxtrap. An unidentified man entered the store with a weapon and fled the scene empty handed.

The K-9 Unit and Criminal Investigation Division were called to the scene and the robbery remains under investigation.

Around 2:36 a.m. this morning, RNC officers responded to a report of another armed robbery at a gas bar in Kelligrews. In this incident, an unidentified man entered the gas bar with a weapon and fled with an undisclosed amount of money.

The K-9 Unit, RNC Forensics Unit and Criminal Investigation Division were called to the scene and that robbery is also under investigation.

Organizations: Criminal Investigation Division, RNC Forensics Unit

Geographic location: Conception Bay South, Foxtrap, Kelligrews

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