Second set of robbery and gun charges for man reportedly shot during robbery of Falmouth Supermarket owner

Tristan Armstrong has been slapped with additional charges, after being placed on remand on November 2 for armed robbery and possession of a firearm and ammunition.

Again, the Police have charged the Tyrells man with similar offences, and he faces added counts of aggravated robbery and unlawful possession of a firearm.

These recent charges, according to the Police, stem from an incident in Willikies on July 14, 2021, when he allegedly robbed a taxi driver of an undisclosed sum of EC and US currency, along with his vehicle. 

The Police later recovered the vehicle, which had been abandoned at the Pot Works Dam.

Armstrong, 30, was previously charged in connection with a robbery that took place at Bailey’s Supermarket in Falmouth on October 27.

He and another assailant are alleged to have robbed the supermarket proprietor of an undisclosed sum of money. They reportedly pounced on him shortly after he arrived to open  the business that morning.

During the incident there was an exchange of gunfire and Armstrong was injured. He was later discovered in an abandoned building in Piccadilly, nursing gunshot wounds to his body.

He was taken to the Sir Lester Bird Medical Centre, where he was treated for his injuries before being discharged into police custody.

He is awaiting committal proceedings on this matter, set for February 23, 2022.

He is expected to appear before the court on Tuesday, November 30, to answer to the new charges.