A 29-year-old Charlottetown man is in custody charged with an armed robbery just before 9 a.m. Saturday.

Richard Collins

The robbery was very unusual for downtown Charlottetown, says deputy police chief Richard Collins. ((CBC))

Deputy Chief Richard Collins told CBC News Monday a 39 year-old Charlottetown man was walking near the corner of Queen and Kent streets when the alleged robber approached him from behind and asked him for money.

"The victim said he did not have any," said Collins.

"The accused allegedly produced a weapon, to be specific, a knife, and subsequently fled with the victim's kit bag."

Collins said the two did not know each other, adding this is a very odd occurrence for downtown Charlottetown.

The victim was not injured. He was able to call police quickly and give a description. Police cordoned off a couple of downtown blocks and cornered the accused within 15 minutes.