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Halifax Regional Police is investigating a robbery which occurred this afternoon in Dartmouth

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Police investigating robbery

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Halifax Regional Police is investigating a robbery which occurred this afternoon in Dartmouth.

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At approximately 4:13 p.m. officers responded to a robbery at Jake’s Video located at 125 Portland Street in Dartmouth.

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A male entered the store carrying what is believed to be a sensory irritant spray and threatened a female employee.  The suspect grabbed the cash register and fled the store.  The suspect was last observed running along Maitland Street towards Parker Street.

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The suspect is described as a white male, late teens to early twenties, wearing a white mask, black hooded sweater with white stripes, black track pants with white stripes and carrying a black book bag.

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A 15 year old female associated to the incident was arrested at the scene and remains in police custody.

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Investigators are actively looking for the male suspect and remain at the scene with the forensic identification unit.

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The female employee received minor injuries during the struggling with the suspect while he was stealing the cash register.

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Anyone with information about this incident or the identity of the suspect is asked to call police at 902-490-5016. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or using the P3 Tips App.

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