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An alleged robbery plot targeting a man who thought he was only out on a date will be the subject of at least two trials.
Noel’s Convenience on Saddle Hill in Carbonear.
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A preliminary inquiry will take place in August to look at the evidence connected to an armed robbery at a Carbonear convenience store.
Adam Janes, 26, was arrested last August after police were called to Noel’s Convenience. He’s facing a single-count charge of armed robbery for allegedly stealing approximately $500 from the store while armed with a hypodermic needle.
Janes, who is not in custody, briefly appeared in Harbour Grace Provincial Court Wednesday morning. Judge Bruce Short agreed to schedule the one-day preliminary inquiry for Aug. 14.
Based on the evidence presented, the judge will need to decide whether it’s warranted for the case to proceed to trial. Defence lawyer Jeffrey Slade said his client would elect to have the case heard in Newfoundland and Labrador Supreme Court if the case moves beyond the preliminary inquiry stage.