Robbery Charges Withdrawn at Cross Examination — R. v. B.S.

B.S. was charged in an armed robbery of a hair salon.  The robber was wearing a particular jacket and video evidence showed B.S. entering a nearby apartment shortly after the robbery.  He was wearing a particular jacket.  At trial, Misha cross-examined the security guard from the apartment building. The guard’s evidence was that B.S. was inside the apartment at the time of the robbery.  The Crown moved to have the charges withdrawn; the trial judge responded that the accused was entitled to an acquittal.