Kings District RCMP arrests armed robbery suspect

September 22, 2020
Cambridge, Nova Scotia

News release

At 9:30 p.m. on September 20, a robbery was reported at a convenience store in Cambridge. A woman entered the store wearing a disposable face mask and sunglasses, and a hood over her head. She handed the clerk a note to hand over the money, and that she had a gun. Staff at the store saw a handgun. The clerk handed over a bag with cash inside and the suspect left. The store owner was in the back of the store and chased the suspect outside, but she fled the area in a vehicle. No one was injured.

The clerk contacted police and provided a description of the vehicle, including a licence plate number. Police located the vehicle at the residence of the registered owner of the car and contained the area. The suspect voluntarily came outside unarmed where she was arrested without incident. She was transported to Kings District RCMP in New Minas.

Theresa Atwell, 55, of Cambridge, Kings County is facing one charge of Armed Robbery and one charge of Wearing a Disguise with Intent, she has been remanded into custody. She will be appearing in Kentville Provincial Court later today.

The investigation is ongoing.

File # 20201384486


Contact information

Cpl. Jennifer Clarke
Public Information Officer
Nova Scotia RCMP
Cell: 902-222-0154

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