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Suspect jumps rail, falls 12 feet fleeing from police after robbery in Halifax

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.

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Source: Media Release

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