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A Saskatchewan man is facing robbery and weapons-related charges in connection to a St. Albert casino robbery in November.

On Nov. 23, RCMP began asking the public for assistance in identifying a suspect who allegedly walked into the Century Casino in St. Albert, produced a firearm and demanded money. Police said the suspect fled the scene in a dark Jeep Cherokee SUV following the heist. Police did not disclose the amount of money taken at the time.

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After a lengthy investigation, the St. Albert RCMP General Investigation Section (GIS) unit travelled to Regina on March 26, and with the help of Regina Police Service, located and arrested a man without incident, police said in a Wednesday news release.

Shaun Rains, 49, of Regina, Sask., is charged with robbery with imitation firearm, use of imitation firearm, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and carrying a concealed weapon.

Rains was transported from Regina to St. Albert and remanded into custody. He is scheduled to appear in St. Albert court on April 8.

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