Randy Big­gin pleads guilty to armed rob­bery, break-in charges

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COR­NER BROOK, N.L. — Randy Big­gin is fac­ing a lengthy pe­riod of in­car­cer­a­tion for the armed rob­bery of a Cor­ner Brook gas sta­tion and a break-in at a Massey Drive busi­ness.

He’ll find out just how long that will be when he ap­pears in the Supreme Court of New­found­land and Labrador for a sen­tenc­ing hear­ing Aug. 1.

Big­gin, 25, en­tered guilty pleas to three of four charges against him dur­ing an ar­raign­ment ap­pear­ance June 3.

The armed rob­bery at the for­mer Ul­tra­mar on Mount Bernard Av­enue took place April 28, 2018.

Big­gin was ar­rested a short time after the in­ci­dent and charged with armed rob­bery, be­ing dis­guised with in­tent to com­mit an of­fence and pos­ses­sion of a weapon — a knife — for a dan­ger­ous pur­pose. He pleaded guilty to the first two charges and the third was con­di­tion­ally with­drawn by the Crown.

He also pleaded guilty to the sin­gle charge of break­ing into Tar­gett Truck­ing on Massey Drive on April 14, 2018.

The Crown and de­fence coun­sel for Big­gin will present an agreed-upon state­ment of facts in the case dur­ing the sen­tenc­ing hear­ing. A pre-sen­tence re­port has been re­quested.

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