At 4 a.m., police responded to a report of an assault in the parking lot of Costco on Country View Drive in Dartmouth. An employee of Costo was sitting in her vehicle when a man pulled the door open and dragged her out of the vehicle. She screamed and he fled the area on foot without taking any property from the victim. Patrol officers and a K-9 team conducted an extensive search of the area but the suspect could not be located. The suspect is described as a dark complected black man, 20 to 30-years-old, heavy set, 5'11" to 6', wearing a winter coat, gloves and a toque.
Halifax Regional Police is urging anyone with information about this incident to contact Halifax Regional Police at 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.