Sydney points a gun and robs


On August 1, 2023, officers with Patrol Services charged 30-year-old Sydney Benwell with robbery and firearm offences.

Around 2:00 p.m., 911 Communicators received a report of a robbery in a multi-unit residence building in the 0-100 block of Sackville Road. Officers were dispatched to the location.

Upon arrival, the victim reported the accused, who is known to them, had verbally threatened to harm them with a gun before taking cash from them. The victim reported that the accused had robbed them once before in early July and, in doing so, had pointed a black handgun at them. Officers located the accused, and they were arrested.

The accused is charged with:

  • Robbery x2
  • Point Firearm
  • Using Firearm in Commission of Offence
  • Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose
  • Possession of Firearm Contrary to Prohibition Order
  • Breach of Probation x3

The accused is being held in custody pending a bail hearing.


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