Police are investigating two separate and unrelated robberies which occurred earlier today, one in Halifax and the other in Dartmouth.
In the first incident, police responded to the area of Morris and Queen Streets in Halifax at approximately 9:15 a.m. after a 32-year-old man was approached by two white teenaged males and one of them produced a knife and asked for the victim’s wallet. The victim turned over his wallet and the two men fled, taking a sum of money from the wallet and then discarding the wallet a short distance away. The K-9 Unit attended and conducted a track, however, no suspects were located. The suspect with the knife is described as 15 to18-years-old, 5’8”, dark hair, clean shaven and wearing a black hoodie and jeans. The other is described as15 to18-years-old, 5’5” with a shaved head and wearing a blue hoodie with writing on the arms and blue jeans. The investigation into this matter is ongoing.
In the second incident, police responded to 0-100 block of Jackson Road at noon for a report of a robbery. A 32-year-old woman was approached by two men who took her purse. The victim was not injured and both suspects fled the area on foot. The K-9 Unit attended and conducted a search and were able to locate the victim’s purse in a wooded area near the location of the robbery. At 12:43 p.m., officers located a 44-year-old man walking in the area who matched the description of one of the suspects. He was taken in custody and is currently being interviewed. Officers are still looking for a second male suspect. The investigation is ongoing.
At this time, officers are in the early stages of the investigations. Anyone with information about either incident is asked to contact 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.