May 8, 2018 6:47 pm

Regina police charge man connected to weekend business robbery

A 25-year-old man is facing charges connected to a weekend robbery at a Regina business in the 800-block of Argyle Street North.

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A 25-year-old man is facing charges connected to a weekend robbery at a Regina business in the 800-block of Argyle Street North.

On May 5, just before 1 p.m., police were called to a business on Argyle Street North after receiving reports of a robbery that just occurred.

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A man, wearing a disguise, entered the business and approached the employee. It is alleged that the man then showed the employee his gun and demanded cash.

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The employee was not physically harmed in the robbery, and the suspect fled on foot.

With the help of the public, police were able to obtain a picture of the potential suspect, and on May 8, just after midnight, the suspect was located by officers. After a foot chase, he was taken into custody.

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Further investigation led to charges against the 25-year-old man who was also charged with fraud in connection with an incident that occurred in January 2017.

Michael Aaron Carifelle, 25, is charged with armed robbery, wearing a disguise with intent to commit an indictable offence and possession of a loaded prohibited firearm, among many others.

Carifelle made his first court appearance on these charges on Tuesday, May 8 at 2 p.m.

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