Burin Peninsula RCMP arrests man following an armed robbery in Marystown

 October 26, 2021
 Marystown, Newfoundland and Labrador

News release

Thirty-six-year-old Gerard Brake of Marystown was arrested by Burin Peninsula RCMP following an armed robbery at the Ultramar on October 23, 2021.

Shortly before 2:00 a.m., police received the report of the robbery. A male suspect entered the store armed with a knife and was seen fleeing the area on foot. The man was identified by police and was later located at a residence on Queen Street in Marystown.

A woman, who was in breach of her court ordered conditions by being in contact with Brake, exited the residence and was arrested without incident. Brake barricaded himself inside the residence and refused to exit.

Additional RCMP resources including the Emergency Response Team and Police Dog Services were called to assist, while an officer with the detachment continued negotiations.

In order to subdue Brake, a non-lethal intervention weapon (a 40 mm rubber ammunition round) was used and he was taken into police custody at approximately 12:40 p.m. Brake was treated at the Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre for minor injuries sustained during the arrest.

Brake is charged with the following criminal offences:

  • Robbery
  • Disguise with intent to commit an offence
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Two counts of breach of a court order

He attended court on October 25, 2021, and was remanded into custody. His next court appearance is October 27, 2021.

The woman was released by police and is set to attend court at a later date to answer to a charge of breaching a condition of her court order.

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Contact information

Corporal Jolene Garland
Media Relations Officer
RCMP NL
709-772-6170
rcmp.nl.media-medias.tnl.grc@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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