Edmonton, Alberta – A 27-year-old Beaumont man is facing multiple charges in relation to a robbery series that included 14 incidents dating back to December 2016.
Southeast Division patrol officers arrested the male, after responding to a robbery call near a convenience store at 60 Street and Mill Woods Road at approximately 7 a.m. on Sunday, May 14, 2017.
“This involved some excellent police work from the division,” said EPS A/Det. Nancy Ho. “This individual traumatized a lot of people, resulting in some employees even quitting their jobs out of fear, so we’re pleased to have him charged and before the courts.”
Patrol officers and cruisers flooded the area in search of the suspect, who had fled the scene in a Mini-Cooper vehicle. Two officers quickly spotted and cornered a vehicle that matched the suspect vehicle description near 16A Avenue east of Mill Woods Road, before arresting the male driver without incident.
Dubbed “The Hangover Bandit” after several witness accounts described the suspect as having a strong smell of alcohol on his breath, the accused is alleged to have conducted 14 robberies at knife point throughout southeast Edmonton between Dec. 30, 2016 and May 14, 2017.
Justin James Taylor, 27, of Beaumont, is charged with robbery (x 20), wearing a disguise with intent (x 14), possession of weapon for a dangerous purpose (x13) and uttering threats.
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