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Screaming Eagle charged with attempted robbery

A member of the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles hockey team was to appearin Sydney provincial court yesterday after being charged in connectionwith an attempted violent robbery early Sunday morning.

A member of the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles hockey team was to appear in Sydney provincial court yesterday after being charged in connection with an attempted violent robbery early Sunday morning.

Kalin Michael Paul, a 19-year-old defenceman from Membertou, is charged with attempted robbery along with Julian Conrad Sylliboy, 20, of Eskasoni. Paul is also faces a charge of breaching court-imposed conditions. Sylliboy also faces two counts of breaching court-imposed conditions.

Police say a man walking along Kings Road near the Wentworth condominiums was approached by two males at about 4:30 a.m. Sunday, and they assaulted him and attempted to steal his money. There was no weapon involved.

The man was able to escape the confrontation and contact police. He received minor facial injuries.

Two suspects were apprehended a short time later and were kept in police custody overnight Sunday.

Paul was acquired by the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s Screaming Eagles in a trade with Baie-Comeau in January.

 
 
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