Update: The two young offender females, one young offender male and two men are facing robbery charges and are being held for court on Tuesday, November 12. The young offenders will appear in Halifax Court and the adults will appear in Dartmouth court.
At 2:19 p.m., Halifax Regional Police received a report of a taxi driver being robbed in downtown Dartmouth. He had picked up five passengers’ three males and two females at Alderney Landing, and while on Portland Street, near King Street, one of the males brandished a knife and demanded money and the cab driver’s cell phone. An undisclosed amount of cash and a cell phone were taken from the victim and the suspects fled on foot. The victim was not injured during the incident.
A second call came in to police regarding a group of suspicious persons walking on Erskine Street. Patrol officers set up containment, and a K9 unit conducted a track. Two females were arrested in the area. K9 continued to track and with the assistance of citizens in the area, three male suspects have also been arrested.
All five are currently in police custody and the investigation is ongoing at this time.