Man gets two years, five months for armed robbery

Published on January 28, 2013
Curtis Robert Hickey appeared in provincial court in St. Johns this afternoon. Photo by Rhonda Hayward/The Telegram

Curtis Robert Hickey was sentenced to two years and five months in prison today for armed robbery and theft at the Ultramar gas station on Blackmarsh Road in St. John’s on Dec. 3, 2012.

Video surveillance shows the 23-year-old wearing a hat and bandana to cover his face when he walked into the gas station and demanded cash from the male clerk before running away. The clerk was not injured.

Hickey had previously pleaded guilty to the charges.

In provincial court today, Judge Greg Brown said he hoped Hickey would avail of any counselling and education programs while in prison and that he’d “get a handle on all that and lead a productive life.”

More coverage in Tuesday’s full edition of The Telegram.