Red Cir­cle case not solved

The Compass - - NEWS -

On May 14, 2013 The Com­pass broke a news story about an at­tempted armed rob­bery at Red Cir­cle con­ve­nience store in Car­bon­ear.

Since the ini­tial re­port, a male sus­pect was iden­ti­fied, ap­pre­hended and charged. He was later cleared of all charges by the Crown.

RCMP of­fi­cers told The Com­pass last week there have been no other sus­pects iden­ti­fied since, and they will not be pur­su­ing the mat­ter any fur­ther.

Sgt. Hicks from the Trin­ity Con­cep­tion RCMP de­tach­ment con­firmed there have only been a hand­ful of armed rob­bery re­lated of­fences in the past decade, in­clud­ing the case of Michael Bow­man, who will be sen­tenced Oct. 31 for hold­ing up a phar­macy in South River.

Hicks also said when crimes take place with such a se­ri­ous na­ture — es­pe­cially in an area where it isn’t com­mon — the depart­ment does ev­ery­thing it can en­sure a sus­pect is brought to jus­tice.

In the case of the Red Cir­cle at­tempted armed rob­bery, there was not enough ev­i­dence to con­vict and noth­ing to link the crime to another sus­pect.

Photo by Melissa Jenk­ins/spe­cial to The Com­pass

An at­tempted armed rob­bery took place at Red Cir­cle con­ve­nience store on Wa­ter Street in Car­bon­ear in May.

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