Con­ve­nience store armed rob­bery des­tined for pre­lim­i­nary in­quiry

The Compass - - EDITORIAL - TC ME­DIA edi­tor@cb­n­com­pass.ca

A pre­lim­i­nary in­quiry will take place in Au­gust to look at the ev­i­dence con­nected to an armed rob­bery at a Car­bon­ear con­ve­nience store.

Adam Janes, 26, was ar­rested last Au­gust af­ter po­lice were called to Noel’s Con­ve­nience. He’s fac­ing a sin­gle-count charge of armed rob­bery for al­legedly steal­ing ap­prox­i­mately $500 from the store while armed with a hy­po­der­mic nee­dle.

Janes, who is not in cus­tody, briefly ap­peared in Harbour Grace Provin­cial Court Feb. 8. Judge Bruce Short agreed to sched­ule the one-day pre­lim­i­nary in­quiry for Aug. 14.

Based on the ev­i­dence pre­sented, the judge will need to de­cide whether it’s war­ranted for the case to pro­ceed to trial. De­fence lawyer Jef­frey Slade said his client would elect to have the case heard in New­found­land and Labrador Supreme Court if the case moves be­yond the pre­lim­i­nary in­quiry stage.

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