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Man arrested following armed robbery at Moncton convenience store

File photo of an RCMP cruiser. File/ Global News

A 32-year-old man is facing charges after a Moncton convenience store was held up early Wednesday morning.

Codiac Regional RCMP say the robbery happened around 5 a.m. at the Needs Convenience on Morton Avenue.

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Police arrested the man a short distance from the scene.

Officers believe the suspect attempted to flee the scene by car.

A weapon was seized, along with stolen items. Police believe the weapon was used during the robbery.

There were no injuries.

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Police expect the suspect to appear in court Wednesday afternoon to face charges in connection with the robbery.

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