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Police investigating four armed robberies over 24 hours in St. John's

He is described to be a man in his thirties and has short and messy black hair and stubble. The man is five feet and nine inches tall with an average build wearing a black and grey Adidas windbreaker jacket, dark jeans, brown shoes, and a multi-coloured fabric face mask.
He is described to be a man in his thirties and has short and messy black hair and stubble. The man is five feet and nine inches tall with an average build wearing a black and grey Adidas windbreaker jacket, dark jeans, brown shoes, and a multi-coloured fabric face mask. - Contributed

RNC believe the same suspect hit all four gas stations

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. —

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary is seeking the public's assistance in identifying a suspect involved in a string of armed robberies in St. John's on March 31 and April 1.

Police have also released images of the suspect's vehicle.

Around 4:30 a.m. on March 31, police were called to a robbery at a service station on Torbay Road in St. John’s. A man had entered the business and demanded cash and cigarettes, fleeing on foot afterwards.


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The next day, April 1, at approximately 4:45 a.m., another robbery in St. John’s occurred at a gas station on Elizabeth Avenue. A man entered the store demanding cash and cigarettes and ran after getting them. Thirty-five minutes later, a man entered a service station on Stavanger Drive and allegedly took out a weapon while demanding cash and cigarettes, again fleeing the area on foot after getting what he wanted.

A short time after that, officers were called to an armed robbery at a service station on Portugal Cove Road. The suspect presented an alleged weapon while demanding cash and cigarettes then fled the area.

Police described the suspect as a male in his thirties with short, messy black hair, stubble and standing 5-9 with an average build. He was wearing a black and grey Adidas windbreaker jacket, dark jeans, brown shoes, and a multi-coloured fabric face mask.


The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary has released photos of vehicle suspected to be involved with a string of armed robberies that took place March 31 and April 1. - Newfoundland Constabulary
The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary has released photos of vehicle suspected to be involved with a string of armed robberies that took place March 31 and April 1. - Newfoundland Constabulary


As for the vehicle, the RNC believe it to be a 2014-2018 four-door Kia Forte sedan, equipped with high-intensity discharge (HID) headlights, as seen in photos they released.

The RNC is asking anyone with information or footage from closed-circuit TV, dash camera or cell phones to contact the department at 709-729-8000.

Alternatively, anonymous tips can be provided at nlcrimestoppers.com.


The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary has released photos of vehicle suspected to be involved with a string of armed robberies that took place April 1. - Contributed
The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary has released photos of vehicle suspected to be involved with a string of armed robberies that took place April 1. - Contributed


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