Violent robbery at city convenience store, 2 men arrested
The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary has arrested two men, in connection to a violent robbery at a St. John's convenience store late Tuesday afternoon.
Around 5:30 p.m., officers and the K-9 unit responded to Walsh's Convenience on St. Clare Ave.
Police said the men, who had their faces covered, stole a significant quantity of cigarettes before fleeing the scene.
The store clerk and a customer sustained minor injuries in the incident.
The RNC located the suspects, aged 21 and 26, near the area a short time later. One of the men was in possession of bear spray at the time of the arrest.
The accused have been charged with robbery and disguise with intent. The younger man was also charged with possession of a prohibited weapon.