On April 4 at 2:30 a.m., Halifax Regional Police responded to a report of a woman sprayed with bear spray in the 300 Block of Portland Street, Dartmouth. A suspect armed with bear spray forced his way into an apartment and assaulted the resident with the spray. The suspect fled on foot in an unknown direction. The victim was checked by paramedics for non-life-threatening injuries.
The suspect is described to police as being a white man, 50-60-years-old, with a heavy set, wearing a blue jacket and blue jeans.
Officers are searching for the suspects. Investigators with Patrol and the Forensic Identification Section are conducting the investigation, which is in the early stages.
Police are asking anyone with information about this incident to call 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 by using the P3 Tips app.