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UPDATE: Convicted armed robber back in custody

By Brad Perry May 22, 2023 | 9:54 AM

Saint John police say a convicted armed robber wanted on a Canada-wide warrant is back in custody.

Ryan Bear was accused of breaching the conditions of his statutory release, according to police.

The 37-year-old man had been residing at a community correctional centre in Saint John.

Police said Bear was located and arrested in Saint John at around 3 p.m. Sunday.

BearĀ is serving a sentence of more than 41 months on several charges, including:

  • one count of armed robbery
  • one count of break, enter and commit
  • one count of theft under $5,000
  • one count of uttering threats to cause death/harm
  • two counts of failing to appear
  • four counts of failing to comply with a probation order
  • one count of mischief in relation to other property

Saint John police warned the public not to approach Bear if they saw him.


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