PARADISE HILL, Sask. – An Edmonton man is facing numerous charges after a Saskatchewan financial institution was robbed last week. The robbery happened Friday in Paradise Hill, approximately 280 kilometres northwest of Saskatoon.
Mounties say a man entered the financial institution early in the afternoon and demanded cash. He then took off in a truck with Alberta plates.
The truck was spotted a short time later near Edam. The driver took off at a high rate of speed, swerving between lanes and vehicles in an effort to evade police.
Just after 3 p.m., the truck rolled 20 kilometres west of Turtleford on Highway 303. The driver was ejected and arrested at the scene. He was taken to hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
Ryan Douglas Nicholson, 26, has been charged with:
- robbery with firearm;
- three counts of assault with a weapon;
- dangerous operation of a motor vehicle;
- flight while being pursued by police;
- impaired operation of a motor vehicle;
- common nuisance; and
- unsafe use, storage, transportation of ammunition.
Nicholson appeared before a justice of the peace on Saturday and is being held in custody until his next court appearance on Tuesday in Lloydminster provincial court.