Investigators with the HRP/RCMP Integrated General Investigation Section have laid charges and had a warrant issued in connection with a robbery that occurred yesterday in Bedford.
On January 26 at 1:23 p.m., police responded to the Sunnyside Mall located at 1595 Bedford Highway for a report of a robbery in progress. A man entered the Running Room, produced a handgun, demanded cash and fled with an undisclosed amount of money. A staff member was assaulted during the incident and EHS was requested to check on her. While this was obviously a traumatic experience, thankfully she was not injured during the incident.
Today, investigators have charged 39-year-old Kenneth Curry Sykes with robbery, uttering threats, wearing a disguise with intent, using a firearm or imitation in commission of an offence, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and carrying a concealed weapon. He has not yet been located and a warrant has been issued for his arrest.
Kenneth Sykes should be considered armed and dangerous, and members of the public should not approach him or try to take matters into their own hands. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact police at 490-5016. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip - Tip 202 + your message to 274637