Armed robbery suspect to remain in custody for another week

Raissa Tetanish
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AMHERST - With two brief appearances before the judge on Monday, the man charged with armed robbery at the TD Bank last week was remanded for another week.

Roy Joseph Warham, 57, has been charged with armed robbery, possession of a weapon and having his face masked during the commission of an offence following the incident Tuesday morning.

His counsel, Andy Melvin with Nova Scotia Legal Aid, requested the adjournment to continue discussions with the Crown.

Melvin is representing Warham for a show cause hearing, which had a publication ban instituted last week on any evidence given during the hearing.

He has yet to get to that stage.

Just before 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, the Amherst Police Department was called to a robbery in progress at the bank.

During the incident, Mark Pollard was replacing a photocopier at the business and took action when the suspect was leaving with his money.

Pollard then tackled the accused in the snow and held him there until police arrived.

He said he didn't really think at the time and just reacted to the incident.

Warham will next appear at 11 a.m. Feb. 28.

Organizations: TD Bank, Amherst Police Department

Geographic location: AMHERST

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