East Hants District RCMP has charged a man after a robbery on Uniacke Mines Rd. in Mount Uniacke.
On September 10, 2023, at approximately 9:20 p.m., East Hants District RCMP responded to a report of a robbery on Uniacke Mines Rd. in Mount Uniacke. RCMP officers learned that a man and woman had been travelling in a vehicle, owned by the woman, on Uniacke Mines Rd. when the man told the woman to get out. When the woman refused, the man sprayed her with a chemical irritant, forcibly removed her from the vehicle and threw her belongings out of the vehicle. The man then fled the area in the vehicle. The victim was not physically injured and declined medical treatment.
While investigating the robbery incident, East Hants District RCMP were advised that the suspect in this incident, had just stolen fuel from a gas station in Mount Uniacke and had left the gas station on Hwy. 1 heading towards Windsor. West Hants District RCMP were notified of the incident and their assistance was requested.
At approximately 10:50 p.m., a West Hants District RCMP member observed the suspect vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed on Hwy. 1 in Ardoise. The vehicle was observed turning off Hwy. 1 onto Buster Davis Rd. and a traffic stop was attempted. The man stopped the vehicle and surrendered. He was safely arrested and transported to the Enfield Detachment where he was held in custody.
Evan Lloyd Wheadon, 18, of Mount Uniacke, has been charged with Robbery, Theft and Failure to Comply with Conditions (2 counts). He appeared in Shubenacadie Provincial Court today, where he was remanded into custody. Wheadon will return to Shubenacadie Provincial Court on September 25, 2023.