Saskatchewan man arrested in unusual stickup robbery case

By on December 4, 2014


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PRINCE ALBERT, Sask.—Police in Prince Albert, Sask., have arrested a man in a rather unusual stickup.

On the weekend, a 38-year-old man told police that while he was walking home he was approached by someone he knew.

He said the perpetrator threatened to stick him with a dirty needle and demanded money, so he handed over his cash and his mittens.

Dirty needles can transmit diseases such as HIV and Hepatitis C.

Timothy Charles Turner, 40, has been charged with robbery, assault with a weapon and breach of probation.

He made his first court appearance Wednesday morning at Prince Albert Provincial Court.