The Saint John Police have arrested two men in connection with an armed robbery at a business on Germain Street South.
It is reported that:
On Friday, July 7, 2023, at approximately 7:17 p.m., an officer on patrol spotted two men walking in the area of Union Street with their faces covered and carrying duffle bags.
When the officer attempted to speak to the men, they both started running. The officer began to pursue the men when a robbery was reported to have just occurred minutes earlier at a business on Germain Street South near the intersection of Union Street.
It was alleged that two men had entered the business and confronted the employees while armed with a firearm. They left the store on foot with a quantity of stolen items, including currency.
With the assistance of other responding officers, two men, ages 31 and 39, were apprehended and arrested for robbery. One of the suspects attempted to assault an officer with a chemical irritant and a taser was deployed to arrest the individual. The other suspect was arrested without further incident.
No physical injuries were reported as a result of the robbery.
On Saturday, July 8, 2023, both accused appeared in court and were remanded to custody for a bail hearing on Monday, July 10, 2023.
The Major Crime Unit continues to investigate. Investigators are appealing for witnesses or anyone in the area that has dash-cam or video surveillance of the incident at the time it occurred.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Saint John Police Force at 1-506-648-3333, or if you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or 1-800-222-T.I.P.S.