Group of 10 rob youth in Downtown Dartmouth

Police are investigating an assault involving a group of youths that occurred earlier this week in Dartmouth.

On January 31, police received a report that an assault had occurred earlier that day, at approximately 5:30 p.m., near 40 Alderney Drive. A group of approximately 10 youth assaulted and took property from another youth who was known to them. One of the youths had what is believed to be a replica firearm.

Yesterday officers arrested a 14-year-old youth, and they are scheduled to appear in Dartmouth youth court at a later date to face charges of:

  • Robbery
  • Assault
  • Possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace
  • Pointing a firearm

The investigation is ongoing and is being investigated by members of the General Investigation Section of the integrated Criminal Investigation Division.

Investigators are aware of a video of the incident that is circulating on social media and are asking anyone with information about the incident or video from the area to call police at 902-490-5020. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at or using the P3 Tips App.

According to AreaVibes, Downtown Dartmouth’s crime rates are 6% lower than the national average, but violent crimes are 9% higher[1]. The Halifax Crime Map shows that crime is present in many neighbourhoods in Dartmouth[2]. Wikitravel advises caution when walking after dark in areas north of downtown and all the way to Eastern Passage[3]. The Nova Scotia Open Data Portal provides a Crime Severity Index which can be used to compare crime rates across the province[4], and the HRM Open Data Portal provides data related to motor vehicle and motor vehicle/pedestrian collisions as well as crime mapping[5].

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