Conservation minister's son charged with robbery
Police said Gordon Elijah Muller Mackintosh, 22, turned himself in to police on Thursday following a robbery at a business in the 2200 block of McPhillips Street last April 20. An investigation revealed that at approximately 1:00 p.m. on April 20 a lone male entered the business, demanded and received cash, and then fled.
A government spokesman confirmed that the accused is the son of Conservation Minister Gord Mackintosh. "This incident has been painfully bewildering for the Mackintosh family," a spokesman said. "There were health and medication issues here that professionals are now dealing with."
Mackintosh has been charged with robbery with a weapon and wearing a disguise.
The government spokesman said a statement will be made by the family's lawyer in the coming days.