Hardware store robbery turns violent, suspect in custody

RCMP Halifax Regional Detachment has charged a man involved in a robbery that turned violent in Lower Sackville.

On March 6, at approximately 6:35 p.m., RCMP Halifax Regional Detachment responded to a report of an assault that occurred at a hardware store on Sackville Dr. RCMP officers learned that a 31-year-old man assaulted a store employee, who intervened, during his attempt to flee the store with unpaid merchandise.

Two nearby employees and a customer rendered assistance to the victim and restrained the suspect, who was now belligerent and uttering threats, until RCMP officers arrived.

The victim, a 65-year-old Halifax man, suffered minor injuries and attended a hospital.

The 31-year-old man was safely arrested at the scene.

Justin Frank Isaac-Francis has been charged with:

  • Robbery
  • Assault
  • Uttering Threats
  • Resist a Peace Officer
  • Failure to Comply with Probation Order

Isaac-Francis was held in custody and will appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court today.


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