At approximately 7:37 p.m. on January 27, 2022 patrol members responded to a report of a robbery at the Highfield Variety Store located at 94 Highfield Park Drive in Dartmouth. Witness stated the suspect entered the store produced a firearm and attempted to get away with cash and cigarettes. Officers were able to take the suspect into custody inside the store. The firearm was secured. No one was injured in the robbery.
Officers arrested a 12-year-old male youth from Dartmouth. The youth is scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Youth Court on January 28 on charges of robbery with a firearm along with other firearm related offences.