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Man arrested following three robberies​ in 30 minutes

**** RCMP Media Release

Man arrested following three robberies​ in 30 minutes

A 34-year-old Halifax man has been arrested and is facing multiple charges after committing three robberies​ within​ 30 minutes​ in the Halifax Regional Municipality.

At approximately 11:30 p.m., there was a robbery on the 6700 block of Hwy 2 in Enfield. The suspect entered a business, demanded money and​ showed a knife. The employee gave money to the suspect and the suspect left in a vehicle.

At approximately 11:45 p.m.,​ there was a robbery on the 2900 block of Hwy 2 in Fall River. The suspect entered the business, put a knife on the counter and demanded cigarettes and money. The employee gave the requested items to the suspect and the suspect left in a vehicle.

The third robbery happened at 11:55 p.m.​ on the 200 block of Cobequid Rd. in Lower Sackville. The suspect entered​ a business, showed a knife and​ demanded money and cigarettes. The employee gave the requested items to the suspect and the suspect left in a vehicle.

At approximately 12:30 a.m., an RCMP officer​ saw the suspect vehicle travelling eastbound on the Bedford Bypass and informed Halifax Regional Police (HRP). HRP deployed a spike belt​ but the suspect avoided it and continued​ on.

The suspect vehicle sped through a construction zone on Victoria Rd.​ then​ sideswiped another vehicle driving on Victoria Rd., causing damage to both vehicles but no injuries. During the collision, the suspect vehicle spun out of control and was struck by​ an RCMP vehicle driven by a police officer​ attempting to stop the suspect vehicle. The officer​ exited the police​ vehicle, approached the suspect’s vehicle and opened the​ driver’s side​ door. Given the magnitude of the situation,​ the officer drew​ their​ firearm and directed the suspect out of the vehicle. The​ suspect exited the vehicle and was arrested without further incident.​

Police soon determined that the suspect vehicle had been stolen earlier that day from the Truro area.

A thirty-four-year old man from Halifax was arrested. He suffered minor injuries during the arrest and was taken to hospital and​ later released.​ He is facing multiple charges including the following:

  • ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​Robbery,
  • ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​Possession of Weapon Dangerous to the Public Peace,
  • ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​Theft of Motor Vehicle,
  • ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​Possession of Stolen Property,
  • ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​Uttering Threats.

Some stolen cash was recovered in the vehicle.

The investigation is ongoing and is being led by the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division.

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