Investigators in the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division are requesting the public’s help in identifying robbery suspects. A sketch of one of the suspects is being released.
On January 18, police received a report of a robbery that had taken place the previous evening at approximately 9 p.m. on Tower Road in Halifax.
A 19-year-old woman was walking on Tower Road when she saw four men standing on the sidewalk. She walked past them and then heard footsteps behind her before she was pushed from behind. One of the men then pushed her up against a brick wall and began yelling in Arabic. He held her against the wall while the other men went through her backpack and took a quantity of cash from her wallet. All four men fled down Tower Road in the direction of Point Pleasant Park.
The suspect who pushed the victim against the wall is described as a dark complected man of Middle Eastern descent in his early twenties, 5’8” – 5’9” with a medium build and a full, thick beard. He was wearing a dark winter jacket with white stripes down the sleeves and a dark toque. A sketch artist worked with the victim to provide a sketch of this suspect.
Another suspect is described as a light complected man of Middle Eastern descent in his early twenties, 5’8”-5’9” with a heavy build. He was wearing a black jacket and toque. The other two suspects are described as men in their early twenties with thin builds.
Anyone who recognizes the man in the sketch, or has information in relation to this incident, is asked to contact investigators by calling 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 at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip - Tip 202 + your message to 274637.