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RNC Make Arrest Following Multiple Armed Robberies in Metro



The RNC have arrested 40-year-old, James Keogan of St. John’s after a string of armed robberies in St. John's.


On February 22 police responded to a report of a robbery at a business on Kenmount Rd, St. John’s. On arrival, police learned that a man had entered the business and presented a note demanding cash. The man left prior to police arrival.


Minutes later there was another robbery at a business on Kiwanis Street, St. John’s. On arrival, police learned that a man had entered the business and demanded cash from the employees, the suspect left on foot prior to police arrival.


Officers located the suspect in a nearby business parking lot on Kenmount Rrod. The man was arrested without incident for both robberies.


Police established connections between these, and at least four additional robberies in the Metro region.


The other robberies occurred:

  • On January 24, 2023, at about 4:00 p.m., at a business in the area of Water Street, St. John’s

  • On January 30, 2023, at about 7:05 p.m., at a business in the area of Water Street, St. John’s

  • On February 1, 2023, at about 11:40 p.m., at a business in the area of Water Street, St. John’s

  • On February 21, 2023, at about 6:15 p.m., at a business in the area of Kelsey Drive, St. John’s

  • On February 22, 2023, at about 2:00 p.m., at a business in the area of Kenmount Rd, St. John’s

  • On February 22, 2023, at about 2:06 p.m., at a business in the area of Kiwanis St, St. John’s


The accused was held in custody to appear in court to answer to six counts of robbery, and five counts of disguise with intent to commit an indictable offence.


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