Calgary man arrested following string of gas station robberies

Dec 17 2019, 11:33 am

A Calgary man is facing charges following what police say had been a string of gas station robberies.

Robert Voykin, 54, of Calgary, was arrested during a traffic stop on December 12 and charged in relation to a number of robberies that occurred throughout November.

According to a release from the Calgary Police Service, the first robbery occurred at 8:45 am at the Husky gas station at 3516 Macleod Trail SE.

Voykin had allegedly asked to purchase cigarettes, then pulled a knife out on the cashier when she went to retrieve them. Police state that the suspect then grabbed the money and ran.

Similar robberies occurred at the Petro Canada location at 5004 Centre Street NW on November 18 and at the Petro Canada location at 1438 Kensington Road NW on November 29. In both incidents the suspect made threats with a knife and demanded money before fleeing.

When Voykin was arrested on December 12, police say they executed a search warrant on his residence and his vehicle. The release states that police found a knife they believe matches the one used in the robberies.

Voykin is currently facing three counts of robbery.