Armed robber hits St. John’s store

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Police in St. John’s are looking for a man who was armed with a weapon when he robbed a local convenience store.

This image is taken from a robbery-scene video at at Marie's Mini Mart store in St. John's.

The robbery happened Jan. 24 at Marie’s Mini Mart on Thorburn Road in the capital city at approximately 10 p.m. Security video of the incident shows a man wearing a red coat and dark pants walking into the store with his hood up. The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary said his face was concealed.

At one point, the man can be seen reaching into his pocket and briefly pulling out a weapon. The RNC did not specify what type of weapon was used to commit the crime.

Two employees at the convenience store emptied their cash registers for the man, who placed the money in a plastic bag before leaving. Police said no one was injured.

The suspect is described as 5’10” with a slim build.

The video of the robbery can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEAnzupdI-E.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to contact the RNC at 729-8000 or Crimes Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and www.nlcrimestoppers.com.

Organizations: RNC, Mini Mart

Geographic location: Thorburn Road

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