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UPDATED: Lecuyer, charged with violent robbery in Corner Brook, held for bail hearing


The man arrested Monday in connection with an alleged violent robbery in Corner Brook last week is Andre Lecuyer, who had charges against him stemming from a violent home invasion dismissed earlier this year.

Andre Lecuyer

The 36-year-old Corner Brook resident was arrested Monday, following an investigation launched Oct. 9 by the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary.

On that date, the police were called to Western Memorial Regional Hospital after getting information a man had been injured as a result of an altercation. The man at the hospital was treated for serious injuries and was later released from hospital.

Lecuyer has been charged with one count each of assault with a weapon, assault causing bodily harm, robbery with violence and possession of marijuana. He was also charged with two counts each of uttering threats and breach of court order.

According to documents filed at provincial court, Lecuyer is accused of assaulting the man with a baseball bat. He is also alleged to have used the bat in robbing the man of money.

The amount of money was not disclosed in the court information.

Lecuyer is also accused of uttering threats towards the man who was robbed and a woman who, according to court papers, was also present.

Lecuyer made two brief appearances in provincial court in Corner Brook Monday and was remanded in custody until a bail hearing Wednesday.

In June, charges of break and entry, unlawful confinement, being disguised while intending to commit an indictable offence and theft against Lecuyer were dismissed after his lawyer successfully argued that Lecuyer’s Charter rights had been violated during a police search for evidence against him in 2014.

A co-accused in that case, Kirby Spence, was supposed to go to trial in September. However, he also now has an application before the courts, which has not yet been fully dealt with.

These aren’t the only current charges against Lecuyer. He has a court date set for Nov. 1 on charges of possessing a controlled substance, trafficking in a controlled substance and two court order breaches.

The RNC Criminal Investigation Division is continuing its investigation into this matter and anyone with information is asked to contact the RNC at 637-4100 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Information can be provided anonymously on the NL Crime Stoppers website at www.nlcrimestoppers.com.

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(Earlier story)

A 36-year-old man from Corner Brook is in custody after being arrested Monday on charges stemming from an alleged violent robbery more than a week ago.

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, in a press release issued Monday afternoon, said an investigation was launched Oct. 9, when police were called to Western Memorial Regional Hospital after getting information a man had been injured as a result of an altercation. The man at the hospital was treated for serious injuries and was later released from hospital.

The man arrested Monday has been charged with one count each of assault with a weapon, assault causing bodily harm, robbery with violence and possession of a controlled substance. He was also charged with two counts each of uttering threats and breach of court order.

He was expected to make an appearance in provincial court in Corner Brook this afternoon.

The RNC Criminal Investigation Division is continuing its investigation into this matter and anyone with information is asked to contact the RNC at 637-4100 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Information can be provided anonymously on the NL Crime Stoppers website.

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