Digby RCMP charge man in armed robbery

January 17, 2023
Conway, Nova Scotia

News release

Digby RCMP has charged a man after an armed robbery on Hwy. 303 in Conway.

On January 17. 2023, at approximately 2:35 a.m., Digby RCMP responded to a report of a robbery that had just occurred at a gas station on Hwy. 303 in Conway. RCMP officers learned that a man had entered the gas station, told an employee he had a weapon and demanded money and cigarettes, before going around the cash area and taking the money and cigarettes himself.

An RCMP officer located the man at the scene and placed him under arrest. A struggle between the man and the officer ensued, resulting in the man attempting to disarm the officer. The officer successfully deployed a conducted energy weapon (CEW) and the man was placed in handcuffs. Neither the officer, nor the man, suffered significant injuries. The man was transported to the Detachment and held in custody. A weapon was found on the man during his arrest.

Andrew Mark Comeau, 29, of Digby, has been charged with:

  • Robbery;
  • Attempt to Disarm a Police Officer;
  • Resisting Arrest;
  • Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose;
  • Carrying a Concealed Weapon;
  • Disguise with Intent;
  • Intimidation;
  • Breach of Probation

Comeau will appear in Digby Provincial Court later today.

File #: 2023-73454


Contact information

Cpl. Chris Marshall
Public Information Officer
Nova Scotia RCMP

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