Crown drops charges against man accused of holding up store with needle

Published on September 11, 2017

Noel’s Convenience in Carbonear.

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Charges against a man accused of holding up a Carbonear convenience store with a hypodermic needle have been dropped.

Adam Janes, 27, appeared in Newfoundland and Labrador Supreme Court in St. John's Monday morning, where Crown prosecutor Paul Thistle told the judge that upon reviewing the evidence, he didn't feel there were a reasonable possibility of conviction in the case. As a result, he withdrew the charges against Janes.

Janes was arrested and charged with armed robbery in August 2016, a day after police were called to Noel's Convenience for a report that a man had entered the store armed with a hypodermic needle and had demanded money from the clerk. The man escaped with about $500.