Investigators in the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division are investigating three robberies that occurred over the last two weeks in Halifax, two on November 7 and one on November 15.
At 1:54 a.m. on November 15, a 22-year-old woman was walking on Buddy Day Street when she was approached by a group of four men not known to her. The woman told them to leave when one of the men punched her in the face several times. The group then fled on foot, after which the woman realized her wallet was missing. The suspects are described as black men, all approximately 5’9”-5’10” with skinny builds. Three of the men were wearing black hoodies and one man was wearing a white t-shirt.
Due to the circumstances of this incident, investigators believe at this time that it may be connected to two others from November 7:
- At approximately 1:55 a.m., officers responded to a robbery in the area of Maynard and Cunard Streets in Halifax. Upon arrival, it was learned that the 34-year-old male victim had been assaulted and his wallet stolen by a group of people who had fled the area. The victim was transported to hospital by EHS with non-life threatening injuries. The suspects are described as a group of three black females and three black males in their late teens or early twenties; no clothing description is available. (15- 158622)
- At approximately 2:30 a.m., officers responded to the 2000 block of Gottingen Street for a report of a robbery. Upon arrival, it was learned that the 58-year-old male victim had been in the area of Cogswell and North Park Streets in Halifax at approximately 2 a.m. when he was assaulted and had his wallet stolen. No suspect description is available. The victim was assessed by EHS paramedics at the scene and didn't require further medical attention. (15-158615)
Investigators are exploring whether the same people may be responsible for these incidents. Anyone with any knowledge of these incidents is asked to 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.