Lewisporte armed robbery earns man 9 years in prison
Anthony Soper was convicted of similar offences in 2017
Anthony Soper, a man with previous convictions for armed robbery, has received another hefty sentence.
Already serving time for an armed robbery, Soper received a nine-year prison sentence last week for an incident in 2016 at Pharmachoice in Lewisporte, where he brandished a handgun during a robbery.
Soper was also convicted of drug trafficking, possession of a prohibited weapon, wearing a disguise, obstructing a peace officer, pointing a firearm and breaching his probation.
At the time, police said a 61-year-old employee was assaulted while trying to leave the store, and was forced back inside. They said Soper fled on a snowmobile after the robbery.
In 2017, Soper was sentenced to four years and seven months behind bars for robbing a taxi at knife point in Clarenville.