21 yr old Elk Point man Charged following Robbery

St. Paul RCMP Investigate Robbery & Extortion

On July 3, 2017 at approximately 10:15 p.m., St. Paul RCMP responded to robbery that had occurred in a St. Paul park. A male and female approached an individual and demanded the victim hand over a cell phone. The victim fearing for their safety then provided the cell phone. It is alleged the male suspect then advised in order to get the phone back a sum of money would need to be paid within a few hours or he would locate the victim. The victim was able to flee the area and was not injured.

 

Police were able to locate the male suspect a short time later at a nearby residence and he was arrested and taken into police custody.

 

Justin Cardinal**, a 21-year-old from Elk Point has been charged with:

 

  • Robbery
  • Extortion without a firearm
  • Intimidation
  • Mischief under $5000.00
  • Obstruction of a police officer

 

Cardinal was released with court conditions after a hearing and is set to appear in St. Paul Provincial Court on July 20, 2017.

 

 

As this matter is now before the courts no further information will be made available.

 

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