Update: Police charge two men after robbery and stabbing
Halifax Regional Police have charged two men in connection with a robbery that occurred this morning in Halifax. Police do not believe this to be a random act.
At approximately 7:30 p.m., police were called to the area of Birmingham and Morris Streets in relation to a man who had been stabbed.
Upon arrival, officers found a 44-year-old Halifax man suffering from stab wounds. The victim was transported to hospital by EHS, where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries to his hands. He was later released.
While attempting to locate the suspects responsible, an officer located a man matching the description of one of the suspects, leaving a residence in the area and a foot chase ensued. Officers caught the 26-year-old man nearby and arrested him. The investigation continued and officers arrested another 25-year-old man later on in the evening at King Street in Dartmouth. Both men were held in custody over night as the investigation continued.
Twenty-six-year-old Shane Lee Croke and 25-year-old Joseph William Hecimovich, both from Dartmouth, have each been charged with robbery with a weapon in relation to this incident. Croke has also been charged with possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and assault causing bodily harm. Hecimovich has also been charged with two counts of breaching a probation order. They are both scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Court today
Central Division officers were dispatched to the area of Birmingham Street and Morris Street in Halifax shortly after 730pm last evening in relation to a man who had been stabbed.
Upon arrival, officers found a 44 year old man suffering from stab wounds. While attempting to locate the suspects responsible an officer located a male matching the description given leaving a residence in the area and a foot chase ensued. Officers caught the 26 year old male nearby and arrested him for robbery and assault with a weapon.
The investigation continued and officers arrested another 25 year old male in Dartmouth later on in the evening at a King Street in Dartmouth. Both men are still currently in custody at this time and final charges have yet to be determined.
The victim was transported to hospital by EHS and treated and released for non-life threatening injuries.
Source: Media Release