Police charge man in robbery of Daily Sweets store / Man charged after drug search in Dartmouth

Halifax Regional Police have charged a man in connection with a robbery that occurred at convenience store in Halifax on Friday night. 


On August 5 at approximately 5:05 p.m., police responded to an alarm at a business at 2860 Oxford Street in Halifax. Upon arrival, officers determined that a robbery had taken place at the Daily Sweets convenience store. The suspect left the store with a sum of money in an older model gold sedan. There were no injuries in this robbery and no weapon was used. At approximately 9:20 p.m. police arrested a 45-year-old man without incident in the area of North and Dublin Streets. The suspect was held in custody over the weekend.  


Officers from the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division charged Stephen Paul Austin of Halifax with one count of robbery and two counts of breaching a recognizance. He is scheduled to appear in Halifax court today to face these charges.


Drug charges

A Dartmouth man faces charges as a result of a drug search Friday afternoon in Dartmouth.


At approximately 2:10 p.m. on August 5, members of the East Quick Response Unit, with the assistance of the Special Enforcement Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division, executed a search warrant at an apartment building in the 0-100 block of Highfield Park Drive. As a result of the search, officers seized aquantity of cocaine along with drug paraphernalia. Officers arrested one man without incident during the search.


A 42-year-old Dartmouth man faces charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking in cocaine. He was released on a Promise to Appear and is scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial court on September 7


Source: Media Release

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