Charge with­drawn

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A North Kentville man ac­cused of rob­bing the Ul­tra­mar con­ve­nience store in Kentville last July has had that charge against him with­drawn but has been sen­tenced on other prop­erty-re­lated of­fences.

Travis Wayne Arthur Ri­ley, 26, was present in Kentville pro­vin­cial court on May 1 when the Crown with­drew a charge of us­ing vi­o­lence in steal­ing prop­erty from the con­ve­nience store.

It had been al­leged that Ri­ley com­mit­ted the of­fence on July 19, 2016. The con­ve­nience store was robbed at around 1 a.m. on that date. The sus­pect, ap­par­ently un­armed, hid his face and de­manded money from a clerk at the store.

The sus­pect ex­ited the store with sev­eral pack­ages of cig­a­rettes and fled on foot. The clerk wasn’t harmed. RCMP Dog Ser­vices were called to as­sist with the in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

The Val­ley Street Crime En­force­ment Unit, Kentville Po­lice and Kings RCMP ar­rested Ri­ley in con­nec­tion with the rob­bery on July 27. The Kentville Po­lice said at the time that nu­mer­ous tips from the pub­lic led to the ar­rest.

Ri­ley changed his pleas to guilty on sev­eral other prop­erty-re­lated of­fences on May 1, in­clud­ing four counts of steal­ing a Flir in­frared ther­mome­ter val­ued at less than $5,000 from Cana­dian Tire; steal­ing Ecko mo­tion head­phones val­ued at less than $5,000 from Cana­dian Tire and fail­ing to com­ply with his re­cog­ni­zance.

Two counts of com­mit­ting mis­chief by wil­fully dam­ag­ing a Flir in­frared ther­mome­ter, the prop­erty of Cana­dian Tire, and an­other count of fail­ing to com­ply with his re­cog­ni­zance were dis­missed.

Judge Alan Tufts sen­tenced Ri­ley to one day in cus­tody deemed served on each of the six charges. Ri­ley was sen­tenced to 12 months of re­port­ing pro­ba­tion and was fined $600 in vic­tim sur­charges.

The court also granted a stand-alone resti­tu­tion or­der for $1,844.95 payable to Cana­dian Tire, New Mi­nas.

Ri­ley com­mit­ted the of­fences in New Mi­nas on Dec. 22 and 23, 2016, and on Jan. 2, 3 and 15, 2017.

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