Thursday, November 18, 2010

Culprit in HVGB Armed Robbery

RCMP have arrested a culprit involved in the armed robbery that 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 36-year-old Jason Morris has been arrested alongside 26-year-old Jacko Merkuratsuk.

Both are from Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

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

Merrill says their actions sent the clerk of the local convenience store to hospital.

The clerk was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Merrill says the investigation revealed that a second male was involved in organizing this offence.

Morris was arrested on November 17.

Both Merkuratsuk and Morris are appearing in Provincial Court in HVGB today.

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

While Morris is facing four charges related to the robbery, the weapon and threats.

Merrilll adds no further details are being provided at this time by the RCMP as the
matter is now before the courts.

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