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P.E.I. man facing charges after armed robbery in Moncton

The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police "E" Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on April 13, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

A 25-year-old man from Prince Edward Island has been charged following an armed robbery in Moncton.

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New Brunswick RCMP say the robbery at a gas station on Main Street happened at around 4:30 a.m. on Friday.

Police say a man had walked into the gas station armed with a weapon and demanded money from the cashier.

According to police, he left the business with an undisclosed amount of cash and nobody was injured.

Aaron Charles Lea was arrested a few blocks away a short time later and is now facing charges of robbery and failing to comply with a probation order.

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He remains in custody and is scheduled to appear in Moncton provincial court on Wednesday for a bail hearing.

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