Yellowknife

Reddi Mart robbery suspect to stand trial on four charges


A man charged with a late-night armed robbery of Yellowknife’s downtown Reddi Mart convenience store will stand trial on four charges.

After a short preliminary hearing on Wednesday, Judge Robert Gorin ordered Andrew Jim Roberts of Thornhill, BC, to be tried for robbery with a firearm, disguise with intent, possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and carrying a concealed weapon.

Two other charges – pointing a firearm and unauthorized possession of a firearm – were dropped by the Crown.

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On January 3, 2018, at 11pm, a cashier was forced to hand over money at gunpoint before the suspect ran off.

Six months later, police arrested and charged Roberts, 34.

Evidence against Roberts has yet to be tested in court.

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