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Man arrested in connection with two armed robberies at same Conception Bay South pharmacy

Robert King is a suspect in a Conception Bay South pharmacy robbery, according to the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary.
Robert King is a suspect in two robberies at a Conception Bay South pharmacy, according to the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary. - Contributed

Robert King is alleged to have perpetrated robberies at Lawton's Drugs on Oct. 10 and Nov. 20

A man wanted in connection with an armed robbery from the Lawton’s Drugs location in Conception Bay South was arrested by police yesterday. 

Following an investigation by the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary and a number of tips, 31-year-old Robert King was picked up at a home in the east of the city.

An armed King is alleged to entered the pharmacy around 4 p.m. on Oct. 10. demanding prescription drugs. Before police arrived, he fled the area with opioids, fentanyl patches and other prescription narcotics.

King was also charged in connection with a second armed robbery at the same location that occurred on Nov. 20 at around the same time of day.

He was set to appear in provincial court today. 

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