At approximately 9:03 pm Halifax Regional Police responded to a report of a robbery that had just occurred at the Smoke Shop located at 2651 Windsor St in Halifax. On arrival it was learned that a man had entered the store and demanded money from the clerk. There were no injuries to the clerk and the suspect fled the area on foot with an amount of cash. The suspect is described as a 30 to 40 year old white man, 5’10 – 6ft tall, thin build, wearing faded blue jeans, 3/4 quarter length black parka, a black toque with a white stripe. HRP patrol division members and Quick Response Unit members were unable to locate the male in the area. The matter is currently being investigated by members of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division.
17-31004 Armed Robbery
At approximately 11:55 pm Halifax Regional Police responded to a report of an armed robbery at Jenny’s Place, located at 6211 Lady Hammond Dr, Halifax. On arrival it was learned from a staff member, that he had opened an exterior door, believing there was someone there that he knew, and two men rushed into the bar. Once inside the bar, one of the men pointed a handgun at the staff member while the second man ran into the office. The staff member became involved in a struggle with the man with the gun, which knocked both men to the ground. The staff member was able to disarm the suspect just prior to both suspects fleeing the bar on foot. A quantity of money was stolen from the office area of the bar. The firearm was recovered at the scene. The staff member was not injured in this incident. A search of the area was conducted by HRP K9 assisted by members of the Emergency Response Team with negative results. The matter is currently being investigated by members of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division.
Anyone who may have any knowledge of these incidents is asked to contact Halifax Regional Police at 902-490-5020. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip – Tip 202 + your message to 274637.
Source: Media Release