Police are investigating two separate robberies that occurred in Halifax last evening and this morning.
Yesterday at approximately 6:30 p.m., officers responded to a robbery at the Griffins Smoke Shop at 2561 Windsor Street. A man with what appeared to be a firearm came into the store and demanded cigarettes. The suspect fled the area on foot with a number of cartons of cigarettes in a reusable shopping bag. The cashier was not physically injured.
The suspect is described as a white man, approximately 5’10” tall with a medium build and dark-colored eyes. At the time of the incident, he was wearing light blue jeans, a red hooded sweatshirt with a white logo on the sleeve, black gloves and a mask.
Today at approximately 4:45 a.m., officers responded to a robbery at the Irving gas station at 5450 Inglis Street. A man with a knife came into the store and demanded money, cigarettes and lottery tickets. The suspect fled the area on foot with an amount of cash, cigarettes and tickets in a reusable shopping bag. The cashier was not physically injured.
The suspect is described as a white man, approximately 30-40 years old, 5’8” tall, 170 lbs. with scruffy facial hair. At the time if the incident he was wearing black jogging pants with one leg tucked into a white sock, a green hooded sweatshirt and black shoes.
Anyone with information about these incidents, the identity of the suspect(s) or video from the areas 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.