RCMP arrest two men and seize several firearms following armed robbery

Taslima Jamal

Two men were quickly arrested and one was charged following an armed robbery in Moncton, N.B.

On April 25, 2022, at approximately 5:35 a.m., members of the Codiac Regional RCMP responded to a report of an armed robbery at a business on McLaughlin Drive, in Moncton. Two masked men armed with firearms gained access to the business and restrained an employee, who was the sole occupant of the business at the time. The individuals stole a safe with an undisclosed amount of money inside, as well as the employee’s vehicle, and fled the scene before police arrived. The employee was not injured during the incident.

At approximately 7:20 a.m., the Richibucto RCMP recovered the stolen vehicle on Highway 11 near Cocagne. The vehicle had crashed and was abandoned.

Police were quickly able to identify another vehicle of interest in connection with the investigation, which was located in the Miramichi area by the Miramichi Police Force.

On April 26, police arrested a 40-year-old man from Miramichi and 36-year-old man from Grand Falls at a business in Miramichi without incident. Search warrants were subsequently executed, during which police seized five unsecured firearms, including one that was loaded and two that are restricted, quantities of what is believed to be cocaine and hydromorphone pills, as well as items in connection to the armed robbery in Moncton.

Joshua Landry, 40, appeared in Moncton Provincial Court on April 27, and was charged with robbery with a firearm and forcible confinement. He was remanded into custody and is scheduled to return to court on April 29 at 2 p.m. for a bail hearing.

Alain Pigeon, 36, was found to be in violation of his parole and was returned to the custody of Correctional Service of Canada. He will be scheduled to appear in court at a later date.

“This was a great example of our collaboration with, and support from, the Miramichi Police Force in order to quickly resolve an active investigation and protect public safety,” says Sgt. Mathieu Roy, with the Codiac Regional RCMP. “We would like to thank everyone who helped us further the investigation and find those responsible.”

Police are working to determine if the individuals are connected to other incidents in the area.

The investigation is ongoing.

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