Nfld. & Labrador

Lewisporte armed robbery earns man 9 years in prison

Anthony Soper, a man with previous convictions for armed robbery, has received another hefty sentence.

Anthony Soper was convicted of similar offences in 2017

Anthony Soper has been sentenced to nine years for this armed robbery of a pharmacy in Lewisporte in March 2016. (RCMP)

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.

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