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Moncton man arrested after service station held up in Stewiacke

The man remains in custody and is scheduled to appear in Truro provincial court on Friday. File/Global News

A 30-year-old man from Moncton is facing robbery and weapon charges after a service station in Stewiacke, N.S., was held up Thursday afternoon.

Colchester District RCMP say the robbery along at Exit 11 of Highway 102 happened at around noon.

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Police believe the suspect threatened the clerk with a knife and demanded cash, but when the clerk refused to comply, the suspect left fled the area in a vehicle.

A description of the vehicle was provided to police and spotted a short time later.

The vehicle was stopped on Highway 104 in Debert and the suspect was arrested without incident and taken into custody.

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The 30-year-old has been charged with robbery while in possession of a weapon, wearing a mask while committing an offence, and possession of a restricted weapon.

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He remains in custody and is scheduled to appear in Truro provincial court on Friday.

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