Suspected six-time robber likely to plead guilty

Rosie Mullaley
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A St. John’s man accused of committing six robberies and a theft — all within a span of two months — is likely to plead guilty next week.

Andrew Walter Carter is escorted out of Courtroom No. 7 at provincial court in
St. John’s Thursday after appearing before a judge in Courtroom No. 7.
— Photo by Rosie Gillingham/The Telegram

Andrew Walter Carter, 27, was back in provincial court in St. John’s Thursday.

Duty counsel Jane Fitzpatrick told Judge Pamela Goulding that there’s a strong possibility Carter will be entering guilty pleas. She noted that the evidence was voluminous and that she needed time to review it.

She and Crown prosecutor William Cadigan agreed to set the case over to May 2.

Carter faces 18 charges — six counts each of robbery and having his face masked, five counts of possessing a weapon and one count of theft under $5,000.

The robberies were said to have happened at Ultramar, Marie’s Mini Mart and City Superette businesses in the capital city between Jan. 20 and March 19.

Carter was said to have used a box cutter in one of the Ultramar robberies and a knife in four others. He’s believed to have been unarmed in one of them.

The theft, from Sears, allegedly took place March 6.

 

Twitter: @TelyCourt

Organizations: Ultramar, Mini Mart

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