A 35-year-old man has been arrested in connection with an armed robbery at a Stephenville gas station.
At approximately 11:45 p.m. on January 3, 2016, police responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Ultramar on Main Street in Stephenville.
A man, wearing a ski mask, entered the Ultramar and demanded money, cigarettes and beer and then fled on foot. There were no injuries as a result of the incident.
The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary's Police Dog Services was called to the scene and followed a track to a nearby residence. The man was located and apprehended a short time later.
The man is currently in custody and will be appearing in court later today.
The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information or who may have been in the area at the time of the incident is asked to contact the Bay St. George RCMP at 709-643-2118. To remain anonymous contact Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), text TIP190 + your message to 'CRIMES' (274637), or at www.nlcrimestoppers.com.