Canada-Wide warrant for Bedford robber

This post was written by Bedford Beacon Editor on February 17, 2012
Posted Under: News and Information

The warrant for 39-year-old Kenneth Curry Sykes who is wanted in connection with a robbery last month in Bedford has been extended Canada-wide.

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.

On January 27, investigators with the HRP/RCMP Integrated General Investigation Section 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.

A warrant for his arrest was issued and yesterday the warrant was extended Canada-wide. He is described as a light complected black man, 5’8”, 155 lbs. His hair is shaved or short and in January he had a goatee.

Kenneth Sykes should be considered armed and dangerous, and members of the public shouldn’t 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.

 

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