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Man charged in connection with armed robbery, assault in New Brunswick: RCMP

Police responded to a residence on the Esgenoôpetitj First Nation for a report of a robbery.
Police responded to a residence on the Esgenoôpetitj First Nation for a report of a robbery. File / Global News

A 49-year-old man from the Esgenoôpetitj First Nation has been arrested Thursday for allegedly trying to steal prescribed pills.

On May 9, shortly before midnight, police responded to a residence on the Esgenoôpetitj First Nation for a report of a robbery. The suspect entered the home wearing a ski mask and had a fight with the resident as he was attempting to steal prescribed pills.

The home owner was assaulted, but suffered minor injuries.

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The suspect identified as Weldon Kimberly Ward appeared in Miramichi provincial court on Friday.

He was charged with break, enter and theft, disguise with intent, assault with a weapon, obstructing a peace officer, failing to comply with a curfew, failing to comply with conditions of an undertaking, and mischief.

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Ward is scheduled to return to court on Monday for a bail hearing.

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