On November 20, 2019, thirty-year-old Shawn Clarke of Bay Roberts was sentenced in relation to a robbery that occurred on June 7, 2017, at Seaside Lounge in Spaniard's Bay.
Shortly after 3:00 p.m., that day, Clarke entered the business with a large knife and demanded money from an employee. He departed with a small amount of cash.
Bay Roberts RCMP and Harbour Grace RCMP General Investigation Section conducted the investigation. A number of tips were provided by people in the community which assisted in the identification and arrest of Clarke.
Clarke received a thirty-month Federal prison sentence and is required to submit his DNA to the National DNA databank. He also received a ten-year prohibition against possessing a weapon.