Alberta man in custody after child robbed of food by person carrying axe

Child robbed of food

A southern Alberta man is in custody after a report that a nine-year-old was robbed of food by a person armed with an axe.

RCMP in Coaldale responded to the call Saturday afternoon.

They say officers were on scene within minutes and arrested a man at a nearby residence.

Police say no one was injured, but the suspect was alleged to be failing to comply with conditions relating to a previous conviction of a robbery in Lethbridge, Alta.

A 22-year-old man of Standoff, Alta., has been charged with robbery with an offensive weapon and failing to comply with a probation order.

He has been remanded in custody and is scheduled to appear in court in Lethbridge on Wednesday.

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