Some quick thinking by an employee of a local convenience store and two witnesses helped lead to the arrest of a local man who attempted to rob the Quick Check in Kingston’s west end.
The incident occurred on Saturday, Apr. 20, 2019, when the accused man entered the store at approximately 9:40 p.m. The accused man attempted to conceal his identity with a scarf, oversized sunglasses and a bandana, and was also armed with a hatchet, according to Kingston Police.
The accused man approached the store employees behind the counter and demanded both money and store merchandise. He then walked around the corner and place the money from the store into a plastic bag.
After the robbery, the accused man attempted to leave the scene, however, he was intercepted by another employee and two witnesses. The trio were able to subdue the accused man while police were contacted.
Responding officers arrested the accused and, during a search, he was found to be in possession of a large hatchet.
The 20-year-old Kingston man was charged with robbery with an offensive weapon, having his face masked, possession of a weapon dangerous to public peace, three counts of breach of recognizance, and two counts of breach of probation.