Needle-point robber charged

Police have laid charges after a downtown pharmacy in Red Deer was robbed by a man who threatened staff with a needle he said was infected.

Police have laid charges after a downtown pharmacy in Red Deer was robbed by a man who threatened staff with a needle he said was infected.

Michael Wayne Demas, 41, was arrested on Saturday, three days after the Feb. 10 robbery at the IDA Pharmacy.

Demas was to appear in Red Deer provincial court on Tuesday morning charged with robbery, failing to comply with a probation order and possession of a prohibited substance.