La Ronge RCMP detachment. Photo by Braden Malsbury.

Police picked up two male suspects shortly after 1 a.m. today on a La Ronge-area Lac La Ronge Indian Band reserve after they allegedly demanded food from a business while carrying a sawed-off rifle.

Members of the La Ronge detachment say they rounded up the suspects leaving the area, and also seized a firearm.

No employees of the business, located on the reserve just off Highway 2, were injured in the incident.

30-year-old Frank Clarke and a 16-year-old male from the area were arrested without incident and are facing charges of robbery, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, unauthorized possession of a firearm, careless use of a firearm, using a firearm in the commission of an offence and carrying a concealed weapon.

The youth, who cannot be identified, is also facing a charge of pointing a firearm.

Both suspects appeared in La Ronge Provincial Court today.