On August 2nd at approximately 3:30PM the victim, a 68 year old female was walking down Albermarle Street in downtown Halifax. A 26 year old male ran up behind her, pushed her to the ground and stole her purse. He then ran from the area. Numerous police units attended and the accused was located near the Cogswell Street ramp leading to Barrington Street. Two officers approached the accused and attempted to arrest him for the robbery. The accused assaulted both officers and managed to break free and run towards Barrington Street. He jumped over a rail and over a 12 foot wall, landing on Barrington Street. Other officers attended and were able to take the accused into custody without further incident. The victim was treated by EHS. She received some bruising and was shaken up but cleared by EHS. One of the officers received numerous cuts to hands and arms. The officer was taken to the QEII and later released. The accused was also taken to QEII as a precaution but was cleared and released. He is being held for court in the morning and will be charged with Robbery, Assault police and resist arrest.
Source: Media Release