RCMP release sketch of Mount Uniacke armed robbery suspect
The East Hants District RCMP has released a sketch of a suspect involved in an armed robbery that occurred in Mount Uniacke in December 2017.
RCMP say the incident occurred in the early hours of Dec. 14, 2017 at a service station on Hwy. 1, when a man entered the business and asked the clerk for cigarettes.
The man allegedly produced a large, black knife and asked for all of the money.
Another vehicle entered the parking lot and the clerk told the suspect to leave, RCMP say.
The suspect fled the store on foot and got into the passenger side of a vehicle, which was parked on the side of the road.
The vehicle headed in the direction of Lower Sackville. Nothing was stolen and no one was hurt in the incident.
RCMP members made an im- mediate patrol to the area and did not locate the suspect( s).
The suspect is described as a short white man in his late 20s with a thin build.
He had some stubble on his face.
In the initial press release from December, it was also reported that the suspect was also involved in an attempted robbery at a business in Lower Sackville the same night, where the clerk at the store managed to chase him off with a baseball bat.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone who has information about the these incidents is asked to contact East Hants District RCMP at 1- 800- 803RCMP ( 7267), or 902- 632- 2424.
Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can also contact Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at HYPERLINK “invoke:// 1, default: 0, eyJ1cmkiOiJ0ZWw6MS 04MDAtMjIyLVRJUFMiLCJkYX RhIjoiTVMwNE1EQXRNakl5TF ZSSlVGTUEifQ==/” 1- 800- 222TIPS ( 8477).
Suspended sentence with probation
Kenneth Keith Kennedy, 31, of Cambridge, has been handed a suspended sentence with probation and fined for committing an assault and possessing a firearm without holding the necessary licence.
Kennedy pleaded guilty to the charges on Dec. 19, 2017, and the matters were adjourned until Feb. 20 to allow time for a presentence report to be prepared.
Judge Ronda Van Der Hoek handed Kennedy a suspended sentence with 12 months of probation and fined him $100 in victim surcharges on the assault charge. Kennedy was fined a total of $260 for possessing a firearm without the necessary licence.
Kennedy committed the offences in Cambridge on Oct. 29, 2017. A charge of unsafe storage of a firearm was withdrawn on Feb. 20.
Cory Merton Brown, 22, of Cheverie, has been fined for operating a motor vehicle while his blood alcohol level exceeded the legal limit.
Brown pleaded guilty to the charge on Feb. 20. Judge Alan Tufts fined him $1,300 and imposed a one-year driving prohibition against him. Brown will be eligible for the ignition interlock program after three months.
Brown committed the offence in Windsor on Jan. 11. The legal blood alcohol limit is 80 mg of alcohol in 100 ml of blood. Brown gave breathalyser readings of 120 and 100.
Earl Davis, 60, of Ellershouse, was fined $1,430 and banned from driving for one year for operating a motor vehicle in Windsor on Dec. 26, 2017 while his blood alcohol level exceeded the legal limit. Davis gave breathalyser readings of 160 and 160.
Davis pleaded guilty to the charge on Feb. 20. He will be eligible for the ignition interlock program after three months.
Meanwhile, Andrew Touesnard, 31, of Halifax, was fined $1,300 and banned from driving for a year after operating a motor vehicle while his blood alcohol level exceeded the legal limit in Ellershouse on Dec. 28, 2017.
Touesnard pleaded guilty to the charge on Feb. 20. Touesnard gave breathalyser readings of 130 and 140. He will be eligible for the ignition interlock program after three months.
Direct Sellers’ Regulation Act offence
Thomas Peter Fennessey, 39, of Cole Harbour, has been fined for carrying on the business of direct selling a medical alarm system and monitoring services without holding a subsisting permit under the Direct Sellers’ Regulation Act.
Fennessey changed his plea to guilty on Feb. 20. He was fined a total of $350.
Fennessey committed the offence in Three Mile Plains on July 31, 2017.
Robert Wayne Graves, 70, of Kingston, has been fined for failing to comply with probation by failing to refrain from the use, consumption or possession of alcoholic beverages.
Graves changed his plea to guilty on Feb. 20. Judge Ronda Van Der Hoek fined Graves a total of $520.
Graves committed the offence in Kingston on July 14, 2017.
The RCMP released this sketch of the suspect involved in an armed robbery in Mount Uniacke.