Local man charged in Fort Saskatchewan armed robbery

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A 19-year-old from Fort Saskatchewan has been charged in connection to an armed robbery and assault.

Tyson Deshawn Manitopyes is charged with:

  • robbery with an offensive weapon;
  • aggravated assault;
  • possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose; and
  • two counts of failure to comply with a release order.

On May 1, he allegedly assaulted an employee at a business on Westpark Boulevard in Fort Saskatchewan with a "baton style weapon" and stole $200 in cash. A second person was also hurt in the incident.

Manitopyes is in police custody and scheduled to appear in court on May 5 in Fort Saskatchewan.