June 14, 2018 6:22 pm
Updated: June 14, 2018 6:36 pm

2nd arrest made in La Ronge, Sask. armed robbery

Cash and alcohol were stolen during an armed robbery on June 9 at a La Ronge, Sask., business.

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Two people believed to be responsible for an armed robbery at a La Ronge, Sask., have been arrested.

La Ronge RCMP were called to the business in the 900-block of La Ronge Avenue around 6 p.m. CT on June 9.

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Police said two people with bandanas covering their faces and armed with a gun entered the business. They stole an undisclosed amount of money and multiple bottles of alcohol.

Both were last seen fleeing westbound on Hastings Street. No injuries were reported.

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Following an investigation, Zachary Charles, 18, was arrested at a home on the Lac La Ronge Indian Band on Tuesday morning.

The second arrest was made on Thursday morning. A 16-year-old boy was also taken into custody at a home on the reserve.

Both are facing charges that include robbery with a restricted firearm, being disguised with intent to commit an offence, and two counts of forcible confinement.

The youth, who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, has also been charged with two counts of pointing a firearm and assault with a weapon. He is scheduled to appear in La Ronge provincial court on Friday morning.

RCMP, along with the Prince Albert and La Ronge general investigation sections, are still looking into the armed robbery.

Anyone with information is asked to contact La Ronge RCMP at 306-425-6730 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

La Ronge is about 345 kilometres north of Saskatoon.

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