Investigators with the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division are investigating three robberies that occurred last night. Investigators now believe that it is the same suspect in all three incidents.
At 10:22 p.m. on October 19, police responded to a report of a robbery in progress at Showtime Video & Variety located at 32 Albro Lake Road in Dartmouth. A lone male had entered the store with a firearm and demanded the clerk give him cash from the till. The clerk yelled and the suspect fled the store while a customer chased him. The suspect was last observed running westbound from the Wyse Road to Albro Lake Road area. There were no physical injuries.
At 10:52 p.m., police responded to a report of another robbery in progress at Bridgeview Grocery located at 188 Bedford Highway in Halifax. A lone male entered a store with a firearm, pointed it at the clerk and demanded money. The clerk said no and the male fled the area on foot. There were no physical injuries.
At 11:33 p.m., police responded to a report of a hold-up alarm at the One Stop Shop located at 269 Windmill Road. Officers determined a male in a mask had been outside the store and attempted to gain entry by pulling on a door that had been locked by the clerk. The male was unsuccessful and fled the area. There were no physical injuries.
The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 6’ with a thin build. At the time of the incidents he was wearing all black clothing and a metallic blue mask.
Anyone with information about these incidents or the identity of the suspect 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 atwww.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip – Tip 202 + your message to 274637.
Source: Media Release