Al­leged mo­tel thief stay­ing in cus­tody

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - FRONT PAGE - BY COLIN MA­CLEAN

Cory Adam Arse­nault, 33, of Lin­klet­ter has been charged with rob­bing two mo­tels in Summerside.

Arse­nault has been charged with two counts of rob­bery with vi­o­lence and one count of wear­ing a mask dur­ing the com­mis­sion of an of­fence.

He was ar­rested Fri­day and made a brief court ap­pear­ance Mon­day where he was re­manded into cus­tody un­til his next court ap­pear­ance on Aug. 26.

The charges stem from two rob­beries Thurs­day morn­ing, one at the Mul­berry Mo­tel on Wa­ter Street and one at the Summerside Mo­tel on Route A1.

In the first case, a man rang the door­bell for ser­vice at about 4 a.m. and then de­manded money when he was let in­side the of­fice. He fled the scene with a small amount of cash.

In the sec­ond case, a man wear­ing a ski mask ran into the mo­tel of­fice at about 10 a.m. that same morn­ing.

He de­manded money from the front desk clerk and grabbed a small amount of cash. How­ever, a pa­tron of the mo­tel saw what was hap­pen­ing and tack­led the thief. They scuf­fled briefly be­fore the masked man man­aged to get away and ran off.

No one was se­ri­ously in­jured and no weapon was used in ei­ther in­ci­dent.

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