Beaver Bank man charged​ following robbery

A Beaver Bank man has been charged following a robbery​ where he​ demanded hydromorphone​ at a business in Lower Sackville.

At approximately 9:30 a.m. yesterday morning, Halifax District RCMP received a hold up alarm​ from​ the​ business, which is​ located​ on the 600 block of Sackville Drive.​

Upon arriving at the scene, a​ preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect entered the business, confronted an employee and demanded hydromorphone pills. The employee feared that the suspect may have a weapon as he was keeping one hand in his pocket. After receiving a quantity of hydromorphone pills, the​ suspect fled the store.​

A witness provided a description of the suspect and his direction of travel, which assisted police in​ identifying him.​ He was arrested without incident during a traffic stop in Dartmouth.

John Charles Auld, 32, has been charged with Robbery and Wearing a Mask While Committing an Indictable Offence.

He was remained into custody and will be appearing in Dartmouth Provincial Court on April 10 at 9:30 a.m.

The investigation is ongoing and is being conducted by the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division. Halifax Regional Police K-9 unit assisted with the search.


Source : Media Release

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