Shortly after midnight, Halifax Regional Police responded to the 1400 block of Bedford Highway to a reported armed robbery.
Upon arrival, officers located four victims who reported they were approached by a group of young people consisting of three male youths and two female youths. After one of the male youths brandished a machete and demanded money, the group complied with the demand and the suspects then fled on foot.
Police contained the area and called in the K-9 Unit who successfully tracked and flushed the group from the woods. Officers recovered property stolen during the incident.
Based on the investigation, two youths have been charged. A 16-year-old male youth from Bedford was charged with robbery, threats and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and a 16-year-old male youth from Hammonds Plains was charged with mischief. Both were scheduled to appear in Halifax Youth Court today.