Two women charged in connection with Sobeys robbery
Two women have been arrested and charged with robbery and wearing disguises following a March 21 robbery of the pharmacy inside Sobeys in Greenwood.
Erica Lynn Patterson, 34, of Greenwood, and Salinda Alys Hudson, 38, of Wilmot, are each facing two charges in connection with the event after an investigation led by Kings District RCMP and assisted by both Kings District General Investigation Section and the RCMP Police Dog Service.
The investigation led to the arrest of Hudson on March 23, who was present in Kentville provincial court in custody on March 26. Judge Alan Tufts agreed to her release on a $3,000 non- cash recognizance with two sureties.
Her matters have been adjourned to April 24 for election and plea.
Patterson, who RCMP say turned herself in to police March 30, was remanded into custody and appeared in Windsor provincial court April 3 and was also released.
Her case was also adjourned to April 24 for election and plea.
Hudson is charged with stealing prescription medication from the Sobeys pharmacy while armed with an offensive weapon, a knife, and having her face masked with intent to commit the indictable offence of robbery.
It’s alleged that Hudson committed the offences in Greenwood on March 21.
The charges have proven in court.
According to a March 22 news release from the RCMP, a woman entered the grocery store at approximately 8: 10 p. m. the previous evening and handed the pharmacists a note demanding prescription drugs and money.
The woman, who had her face covered, told one pharmacist that she had a knife.
She fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of prescription medication, contin and hydromorphone pills. not been Michael James Flynn, 40, of Lower Vaughan, has been sentenced to time deemed served for failing to stop his vehicle and give his name and address with intent to escape civil or criminal liability after being involved in an accident; failing to comply with his undertaking and failing to comply with his recognizance.
Flynn, who was brought to Windsor provincial court in custody on April 3, changed his plea to guilty to the charge of failing to stop his vehicle and pleaded guilty to the other two charges. He was sentenced to one day in custody deemed served on each count. The Crown was agreeable to his release on an existing recognizance.
Flynn committed the offences in Lower Vaughan on Dec. 21, 2017, and in Windsor on Jan. 29 and March 23, 2018.
Flynn, who is also charged with committing an assault in Upper Vaughan on Dec. 21, 2017, pleaded not guilty to this charge on March 20. This matter has been adjourned to July 16 for trial. Kentville, has been fined and sentenced to probation for stealing property valued at less than $5,000 from the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation.
Young pleaded guilty to the charge in January and the matter was adjourned to March 29 to allow time for a pre-sentence report to be prepared and for sentencing.
Judge Claudine MacDonald fined Young a total of $26 and sentenced him to one year of probation, including 10 hours of community service work.
Young committed the offence in Kentville on Nov. 2, 2017.