At approximately 11:15 p.m. on February 19, Halifax Regional Police responded to a report of a robbery in the 900 block of Bedford Highway. A 26-year-old man informed police that he had been waiting for a bus when he was approached by two men that were not known to him. These men punched the victim and sprayed him with a sensory irritant before stealing his back pack, cell phone and wallet. The suspects fled up Hammonds Plains Road from the Bedford Highway. A HRP K9 Unit searched the area but was unable to locate the suspects. The victim was treated at the scene by EHS paramedics for non-life threatening injuries and was not transported to hospital.
The suspects are described as 2 white men, both approximately 5 foot 9 inches, weighing approximately 175 lbs, one wearing a red hooded sweater and one wearing a black hooded sweater. No arrests have been made at this time. The investigation will be conducted by members of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division.
Officers are looking to speak with anyone who may have any knowledge of this incident and ask that they 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.