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Reddi Mart robbery suspect to stand trial on four charges

A suspect in a Reddi Mart robbery in January 2018 is shown in a still from security footage released by RCMP at the time
A suspect in a Reddi Mart robbery in January 2018 is shown in a still from security footage released by RCMP at the time.

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.

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

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

Evidence against Roberts has yet to be tested in court.