At 9:12 pm east division patrol members responded to 275 Baker Drive, the Needs Convenience store. A lone female employee reported a male entered the store wearing a mask while holding a knife and demanding cash and cigarettes. The employee was not injured and the suspect fled the scene with cash and cigarettes.
HRP K-9 and patrol members set up containment. A short time later at 9:35 pm a 19 year old male, known to police, was arrested without incident outside a residence on Morningfield lane. The residence is being held pending a search warrant.
The accused will appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court later today facing charges of Robbery and two counts of Breach of a Recognizance.
Investigators with the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division are currently assisting.
The General Investigation Section are asking anyone with information about this incident 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 atwww.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip – Tip 202 + your message to 274637
Source : Media Release.