**** HRP Media Release
Attempted Robbery – Halifax
6:10 p.m., 3 September, Halifax Regional Police responded to a Robbery (Attempted) at Jungle Jims Restaurant, 189 Chain Lake Drive Halifax.
A caller reported a male attempted to rob him using a bottle as a weapon. The suspect was tackled by the caller and nothing was taken. The caller was not injured. However, the suspect sustained minor non-life threatening injuries during the citizens arrest.
Police attended and arrested a 54 year old male from Harrietsfield. The suspect is held for court and facing charges of Robbery and Breach of Recognizance.
Arson – Bedford
10:37 p.m., Halifax Regional Police and HRM Fire & Emergency responded to a vehicle and structure fire at 20 Angus Morton Drive Halifax. Callers reported hearing a loud bang and then observing flames. Officers located pickup truck engulfed in flames and a building next to the truck also on fire. Witnesses reported a vehicle fleeing the area last seen heading in the direction of Hammonds Plains Road.
11:18 p.m., patrol officers and K9 located the a male suspect with minor non-life threating injuries in a wooded area behind off of Hammonds Plains Road.
Fire Investigators confirmed the fire was intentionally set and the arson investigation has been turned over to police. The arson investigation is in the early stages and is ongoing.
Investigators with the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division are investigating. A 34 year old male from Hammonds Plains is held for court and is facing charges of Arson and Property Damage over $5000.