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Charges laid in series of robberies

A 37-year old Fredericton man is facing charges in connection with several robberies that took place on the city’s northside between June 20 and 23, 2020.  Gordon Ross Currie has been charged with four counts of robbery and one count of attempted robbery after being arrested yesterday, June 24, without incident.

The first incident took place on Saturday, June 20. A previous media release was issued indicating that at approximately 9:45 pm on Saturday night, police responded to a convenience store on Royal Road for a robbery in progress. Upon arrival, it was learned that a male had entered the store and fled on foot with cash and other items.

Three additional similar occurrences took place on Main Street and Brookside Drive on Sunday morning at 3:30 a.m. and again that night at 8:50 p.m. and then on Monday night at 8:45 p.m. In each case, no one was injured. The attempted robbery took place on Tuesday, June 23 at approximately 1:30 p.m. at a business on Main Street.

On Wednesday, June 24, 2020 a search warrant was executed at a northside residence in relation to the robberies.

Currie was identified as a suspect following investigation by Fredericton Police Major Crimes and Street Crimes and initial work by Patrols, who also supported during the arrest.

The Forensic Identification Section and Department of Public Safety K-9 also provided support.

Currie will appear in court again on Monday, June 29 at 10:30 a.m.