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Kingston police take little time to catch armed robber after overnight incident

Kingston police arrested an 18-year-old man in connection with an armed robbery early Monday morning a short time after the incident.
Kingston police arrested an 18-year-old man in connection with an armed robbery early Monday morning a short time after the incident. Global News

Kingston police made short work of an armed robbery case early Monday morning.

Police were called to the Circle K convenience store on Princess Street at University Avenue just before 1 a.m. to investigate the robbery.

It’s alleged a man armed with a knife and a scarf covering his face came into the store demanding cash and merchandise from the clerk.

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He was able to get away with an undisclosed amount of money and some merchandise. The suspect fled in an unknown direction from the store.

Police say a search of the immediate area came up empty, but investigators were able to get a good description of the suspect from security camera footage.

At about 2 a.m. the suspect was arrested on Clergy Street in the city’s downtown.

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An unidentified 18-year-old man is charged with armed robbery, weapons dangerous and using a mask to commit a criminal offence.

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