**** RCMP Media Release
Man charged after two armed robberies in Colchester County
Colchester County District RCMP and the Truro Police Service have charged a Highland Village man in two armed robberies in Colchester County.
On November 2, at approximately 7:20 p.m., a man entered a gas station on Robie St. in Lower Truro and demanded money from an employee. The man threatened the employee with a weapon before he was given cash and he then fled the gas station on foot. RCMP responded immediately and with the assistance of a Police Dog Service team and the Truro Police Service, police recovered items belonging to the suspect nearby. The man was not located in the area.
On November 3, at approximately 8 a.m., the same man entered a gas station on Willow St. in Truro and demanded money from an employee. The man again threatened the employee with a weapon before being given cash and fleeing the gas station on foot. Truro Police responded immediately and located the man. He was arrested without incident and was transported to the Truro Police station.
James Joseph Robert Pumphrey, 34, of Highland Village, has been charged with Robbery (2 counts), Possession of Property Obtained by Crime and Breach of Probation. Pumphrey was remanded into custody and will appear in Truro Provincial Court on November 8 at 9:30 a.m. for a bail hearing.