Police have arrested a man in relation to two robberies and a theft that occurred this morning in Halifax.
At approximately 9:38 a.m., officers responded to a suspicious person call at Scotia Square, 5201 Duke Street in Halifax. A man had entered two stores and demanded money after making a small purchase. The first incident occurred at BP Corner News, 1903 Barrington Street, and the second incident occurred at the Dollarama inside Scotia Square. The store employees were not injured and the suspect did not show a weapon.
At approximately 9:45 a.m., officers responded to a robbery that had just occurred at the Griffins Smoke Shop, 6976 Mumford Road. A man entered the store, approached the clerk and demanded cash. The suspect obtained a quantity of cash and cigarettes and left the store on foot. A nearby security guard pursued the suspect and apprehended the man a short distance away. The store employee and the security guard were not injured and the suspect did not have a weapon. Upon arrival, police arrested a 29-year-old Halifax man without incident.
These matters are in the early stages of investigation. Members of Patrol and the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division are continuing the investigation and exploring the possibility of additional charges.
Police are asking anyone with information about this incident to contact 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 atwww.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip – Tip 202 + your message to 274637.
Source: Media Release