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Dartmouth man sentenced on charges stemming from robbery in Grand Pre

Court news.
Court news.

KENTVILLE, NS - A Dartmouth man has been handed a federal sentence on charges stemming from a robbery at a Grand Pre convenience store last May.

Trevon Domonic Longard, 20, was charged with using threats of violence in stealing cigarettes; having his face masked with intent to commit an indictable offence, failing to comply with probation, failing to comply with a recognizance and failing to comply with an undertaking.

Longard pleaded not guilty to the charges in June 2016 and the matters were adjourned for trial. The trial was held over several days and Judge Claudine MacDonald handed down a decision March 3, finding Longard guilty on all counts.

The matters were adjourned to April 19 to allow time for a pre-sentence report to be updated and for sentencing. MacDonald sentenced Longard to 48 months in custody. He was given credit for 18 months served on remand for a total of 30 months on the five charges.

The court imposed a 14-year firearm prohibition against Longard, to take affect upon his release from custody, and granted a primary DNA order. The court also imposed a stand-alone restitution order for $306.93, the value of the stolen cigarettes.

Longard committed the offence on May 11, 2016. According to a news release issued by the RCMP following the incident, a man wearing a black jacket, black pants, a ski mask and gloves entered a Grand Pre convenience store just after 9 p.m. on May 11, 2016. He allegedly told the clerk he had a gun and demanded cash and cigarettes.

The clerk didn’t see a gun but handed over cigarettes. The police believe the suspect left the area on foot, heading south on the Grand Pre Road. There was no one else in the store at the time and the RCMP said no one was hurt.

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