Nova Scotia man charged in connection with armed robbery of pedestrian


Police say a 30-year-old man from Dartmouth, N.S. is facing charges in connection with the armed robbery of a pedestrian in Moncton.

RCMP say the incident happened shortly before 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, when a man walking on Shediac Road was approached by the suspect who allegedly pulled out a knife and demanded money.

Police say the victim indicated he didn't have any cash, so the suspect followed him to a nearby gas station so he could withdraw money from an ATM. 

RCMP say the victim entered the store and told the employee he was being robbed and the employee called 911.

Officers responded and the suspect was tracked to a local hotel by the RCMP's Police Dog Services but was not initially located.

Police say a 30-year old man and a 27-year-old woman were arrested about four hours later in a vehicle traveling on Highway 16 near the Confederation Bridge.

RCMP say Demarqus Beals appeared in court yesterday and was charged with armed robbery and five counts of breaching a recognizance, remanded into custody and scheduled to appear in court today.

Police say the woman was questioned and released.