Police-Court

Man charged following armed robbery

News release

On June 3 just before 9 p.m., Colchester District RCMP responded to a call of an armed robbery with a firearm that occurred at a coffee shop on Main St. in Bible Hill.

Two employees were in the store, and the suspect came in, pointed a gun at them, screamed at them to put money in a duffle bag, and knocked a till over. The suspect is described as a man wearing a white mask, a black hoodie, black gloves, and dark pants and footwear. He fled the store on foot. The employees then called 911.

Colchester District RCMP responded, and requested a Police Dog from Truro Police Service to assist them. In total, one man and three women were arrested in connection with the robbery. Two of the females were released without charges, while the third female and the male were held in custody overnight. The female was released in the morning, while the male was charged and taken to Truro Provincial Court on June 4.

Colby Devon McMaster, 25, of Bible Hill, has been charged with Robbery and Wearing a Mask While Committing an Indictable Offence. He has been remanded and will return to court on June 11.

On June 4, Colchester District RCMP, with assistance from an RCMP Police Dog team, searched the area and located some money and an handgun. A home on Main St. was also searched, and evidence of the robbery was recovered.

The investigation is ongoing.