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Outdoor store manager now facing 19 charges

Jul 04 2012

The former firearms manager at Island Outfitters is now facing 19 charges in connection with the alleged theft of 84 firearms and 64 restricted weapons from the store over four years.

Lucky Jhagra's lawyer, Andrew Tam, told Victoria provincial court Tuesday that he received a copy of the new charges last week but had not yet received detailed information from the Crown. Tam asked for an extension of the hearing to set a trial date for the "ever-evolving case" until Aug. 28.

Besides theft of 84 firearms and 64 restricted weapons, the charges include fraud, possession of weapons obtained through an offence, unsafe storage of 45 firearms or restricted weapons and 11 counts of trafficking firearms and a restricted weapon. The offences are alleged to have occurred between 2008 and 2012.

In March, Jhagra, 40, was released from custody on $50,000 bail with conditions that included a ban on contact with any owner or employee of Island Outfitters.

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