UPDATED: A 30-year-old Pictou County man has been charged in relation to an armed robbery in Trenton.

The man was arrested just before 9 a.m. on Aug. 14, two days after the robbery occurred. 

At 11:50 p.m. on Aug. 12, New Glasgow Regional Police responded to a complaint of an armed robbery at a Needs convenience store on Main Street in Trenton. 

Police say the man had entered the store with a knife and demanded cash. A brief verbal altercation with the employee ensued before the suspect fled the store on foot.

No one was physically injured.

The 30-year-old-male from Pictou County was charged with:

  • robbery
  • possession of a weapon

He has been remanded into custody and is set to appear in provincial court in Pictou on Aug. 16 at 9:30 a.m.

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Police in New Glasgow are investigating a complaint of an armed robbery in Trenton just before midnight on Aug. 12.

At approximately 11:50 p.m., New Glasgow Regional Police responded to the complaint at a Needs convenience store on Main Street. 

Officers attended immediately with the assistance of the RCMP Police Dog Service.

Police say their preliminary investigation confirmed a man had entered the store with a knife and demanded cash. Following a brief verbal altercation with the employee, the suspect immediately exited the store.

The male suspect left the store on foot. No one was physically injured as a result of this incident. No money was taken from the store. 

The man is described as medium build. He was wearing black sneakers, blue shorts and carrying a dark coloured bag. 

The investigation is continuing. Anyone who has information or may have witnessed this incident is asked to call New Glasgow Regional Police at 902-752-1941. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477), submit a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca, or use the P3 Tips App.