Two attempted pharmacy robberies in Halifax investigated by HRP

HRP  members responded to the Superstore Pharmacy at 1075 Barrington St in relation to a robbery that had just occurred.

A male suspect approached the counter with his face concealed by a scarf and demanded narcotics. He left when told by the pharmacist that they did not have any. Suspect was observed running out of the store but his direction of travel was unknown. Police attended but were unable to locate the suspect.

The suspect description is as follows: White male; 23-25 years old; slim build, approx 5’4; wearing a black baseball hat with a light colored brim; blue jeans that were faded in the front; grey/charcoal colored hoodie; wearing what appeared to be a red/black plaid scarf tied around his face; and was wearing pink mittens.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact 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 or texting a tip – Tip 202 + your message to 274637.


At 2323hrs members responded to Shoppers Drug Mart at 6055 Almon St in relation to a robbery that had just occurred.

Pharmacist reported that a male approached the counter passed a prescription demanding narcotics. Pharmacist refused the demands at which time the suspect grabbed the prescription and ran out of the store.

Patrol members and the Quick Response Unit responded which resulted through the course of the investigation arresting the suspect at the corner of Gottingen St and Young St.

Suspect is being held for court and will appear today to face charges of Robbery sec 334, Possession of Stolen Property 255(b) and Breach of Probation 733(1)(a) cc.


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