Charlottetown police looking for robbery suspect

Ryan Ross
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YouTube video published by Charlottetown Police Services of robbery Wednesday night April 2, 2014 at 9:26 p.m. at the Ultramar, 154 St. Peters Road.

Charlottetown police are looking for the public's help after someone robbed a gas station on St. Peters Road Wednesday night.

The police were called at 9:26 p.m. after someone wearing a ski mask under the dark hood of a sweatshirt and carrying a crowbar entered the Ultramar and demanded money from the clerk.


A surveillance video the police released on their website shows the suspect putting the crowbar and a bag on the counter and looking over his shoulder repeatedly toward the door as the clerk appears on screen several times to put money in the bag.

The suspect then picks up the bag and crowbar before turning and walking out of the store.

Deputy Chief Gary McGuigan said the robbery had some similarities to other robberies committed recently, but was not willing to say that they are definitely linked.

"We're not ruling it out," he said.

Anyone with information may contact Charlottetown Police Service directly at 902-629-4172 or make anonymous contact with Crime Stoppers on the Internet at, or on Facebook at peicrimestoppers, by anonymous text via SMS by sending “TIP162” plus your message to (274637) CRIMES, or with a toll-free phone call to 1-877-222-8477.

In other police news Charlottetown officers also responded to an assault complaint Wednesday at 12:31 p.m. on St. Peters Road.

After a brief struggle the police arrested a 27-year-old Charlottetown man for assaulting and threatening a 25-year-old woman.

The victim didn't require any medical attention and the man was taken to the Provincial Correctional Centre.

Charlottetown police said both people knew each other.

Organizations: Ultramar, Charlottetown Police Service, Crime Stoppers Provincial Correctional Centre

Geographic location: Charlottetown, Peters Road

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