Robbing restaurant with bladed pole leads to arrest of local man

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Kingston Police have arrested and charged a local man who brandished a knife attached to a pole and successfully made off with the cash register from a pizza shop.

On Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019 at approximately 11:15 p.m. the accused man entered therestaurant in the downtown area with his face covered. The accused man was carrying a pole with the top part concealed in his clothing. As he approached the counter and without warning, the man pulled the pole free, brandishing a knife that was attached to the end of it. The employee retreated to the kitchen as the accused man swung the bladed pole. The accused man then grabbed the cash register and fled.

Responding officers located parts of the cash register and clothing discarded by the accused man during his escape. The accused man was identified and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Later, on Sunday, Feb. 3, at approximately 7:30 a.m. officers located the accused man at a Russell Street address. The accused was arrested and transported to police headquarters where he was held to attend a bail hearing.

The 31-year-old local man is charged with robbery, have face disguised to commit an offence, and possession of a weapon dangerous to public peace.


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