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  • Stuart Benson

Armed robbery in Rupert

A woman was robbed at gunpoint outside of a home on Chemin des Erables in Rupert on June 11, less than 24 hours after two daylight-burglaries took place in Wakefield, where the suspects made off with cash, valuables, and a necklace filled with a father’s ashes.

According to MRC des Collines Police, just before 2:40 a.m. on June 11, the suspects – a 43-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman from Gatineau – used a pellet gun to rob a woman who, at the time, was sleeping in a tent outside of the address on Chemin des Erables. The victim was not harmed in the robbery and managed to flee to a neighbouring residence to call 911 and give a detailed description of the suspects to police, though the attackers were not known to the victim.

The suspects were located a few minutes later at the Rupert Community Centre, and were promptly arrested.