Citizen Detains Armed Robbery Suspect

Around 4:30 pm on Monday the RNC received a report of an armed robbery in progress at Shoppers Drug Mart in Mount Pearl.

The suspect was found to have been apprehended by a citizen, and was holding the individual. The citizen received minor injuries as a result of their struggle with the suspect.

The suspect, an 18 year old male resident of Mount Pearl, is charged with Armed Robbery, Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose, Assault with a Weapon, and Having his Face Masked.

The RNC strongly advises against citizens engaging with an individual during the commission of a serious offence, in the interest of personal and public safety.