Police charge man with robbery and theft
Members of patrol and the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division have charged a Halifax man in relation to three incidents at Halifax pharmacies.
At 8:30 p.m. January 5, officers responded to a report of a robbery at Sobeys Pharmacy, 1120 Queen Street. The male suspect handed the pharmacist a note demanding drugs; he left the store with an undisclosed amount of drugs.
Yesterday at 5:45 p.m. police responded to the Superstore Pharmacy, 1075 Barrington Street for a reported robbery. A man, with his face concealed by a scarf, approached the counter and demanded narcotics. The pharmacist told him they don’t have narcotics at which point he left the store on foot.
At 11:23 p.m. police received a report of a robbery at Shoppers Drug Mart, 6055 Almon Street. The male suspect handed the pharmacist a note demanding narcotics. When the pharmacist refused, the suspect grabbed the note from the pharmacist and ran from the store.
At 11:40 p.m. members of patrol and the Quick Response Unit located a man, matching the Shoppers Drug Mart robbery suspect description, in the 2100 block of Novalea Drive. He was arrested without incident.
Twenty-five-year-old Jesse Arthur Boddy of Halifax has been charged with two counts of robbery, three counts of breach of court orders and one count each of attempt theft and possession of stolen goods. He is scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Court today to face these charges.
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