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Prince Albert RCMP charge 2 in attempted Northside, Sask. armed robbery

Two men have been charged by Prince Albert RCMP after an attempted armed robbery at a Northside, Sask., business. Darrell Patton / Global News

Prince Albert RCMP have charged two people following an attempted armed robbery in Northside, Sask.

Police said that on the evening of Dec.  8, a man entered a business in the community and demanded cash.

Employees said he was holding a gun, while a second man was seen outside the business holding a knife.

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Nothing was taken and the pair fled in a vehicle.

Police later found the vehicle on Highway 263 with a lone man inside.

A search turned up an air pistol and a knife.

Derek Dale Badger, 40, from Little Red First Nation, is facing a number of charges including robbery, using an imitation firearm and obstructing a police officer.

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Badger appeared Monday in Prince Albert provincial court.

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A second man was arrested following an investigation.

Nicholas Guy Kingfisher, 38, who is from the Sturgeon Lake First Nation, is charged with robbery, assault with a weapon and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

He is scheduled to appear Tuesday in Prince Albert provincial court.

Northside is approximately 175 kilometres northeast of Saskatoon.

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