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Arrest made following robbery in New Hazelton

One person has been arrested following a robbery investigation that led to the seizure of drugs and guns in New Hazelton.

RCMP said on September 2 police were called to a home on Alderway Loop after they received a report of a robbery.

A suspect went to the home, demanded money and assaulted two people.

According to New Hazelton RCMP, the suspect threatened to shoot the two people, took a small amount of cash and left in a dark coloured suburban.

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Police added that the victims knew the suspect, an adult man and police found him at his residence where he was taken into custody without incident.

A search warrant was obtained and RCMP found a significant amount of suspected illicit drugs, 14 rifles, 2 sawed off shotguns, soft and hard body armor, crossbows and ammunition.

weapons seized (supplied by: RCMP)

The suspect has been remanded in custody and is facing charged of robbery, use of firearm while committing indictable offense, assault with a weapon, utter threats, possess a firearm without license or registration, possessing firearms, crossbows, prohibited weapons, possess non-firearm unauthorized and two counts of willfully resisting or obstructing a peace officer.

Police said the investigation is ongoing and further charges may be laid.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact New Hazelton RCMP.

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