Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Another Armed Robbery at Another Labrador Mini Mart in HVGB

An armed robber sent a store clerk to hospital in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

Boyd Merrill is the RCMP Media Relations Officer in St. John’s.

He says Jacko Merkuratsuk, a 26-year-old Goose Bay man, is in custody after a bold armed robbery.

The robbery took place at a Labrador Mini Mart located on Green Street on Monday.

Merkuratsuk’s actions sent the clerk of the local convenience store to hospital.

The clerk was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Witnesses reported an unknown male taking money from the store after injuring the clerk with a weapon.

Police arrested him a shortly after.

Merrill says Merkuratsuk was held in custody and appeared before the provincial court in Happy Valley-Goose Bay today.

Merkuratsuk is charged with five charges relating to the robbery, the weapon and breach of court orders.

No further details are being provided by the RCMP as the matter is now before the courts.

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