Arrest in armed robbery case

An arrest has been made in connection to an Oct 9 armed robbery incident near 110th St. and Diefenbaker Drive.

On Oct. 10, police arrested 29-year-old David Ernest Soonias of Moosomin First Nation.

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He is charged with the following: use of firearms while committing robbery, possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace, possession of a restricted weapon, driving while prohibited, possession of a firearm while prohibited, carrying a concealed weapon, dangerous driving, flight from police. 

According to an RCMP news release: "This situation began at a business located on the 1700 block of 101st Street when a man asked for a ride across the city. The owner of the vehicle and his passenger agreed to provide the man a drive across the city but the situation changed when the man displayed a knife and a handgun. The man demanded that the driver and passenger exit the vehicle and hand over all their belongings. The man then took the vehicle and drove off. Neither the owner of the vehicle or passenger were injured during this incident. " 
 
Soonias made his first appearance on these counts in provincial court this morning (Oct. 11). He has been remanded in custody and is due to appear again Tuesday morning Oct. 15 for a bail hearing. The Crown is proceeding on all counts by indictment.

The RCMP say further charges involving this accused will be forthcoming on other investigations.

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