Investigators assigned to the HRP/RCMP Integrated General Investigation Section are investigating a robbery that occurred this afternoon in Halifax.
At 1:48 p.m., police responded to Halifax Gold located at 1461 Brenton Street after two men entered the business, threatened the staff with a handgun and demanded money. No one was hurt and the suspects fled on foot southbound on Brenton Street with an undisclosed amount of money.
The first suspect is described as a white man, 6’2”, heavy set with a dark complection, wearing a black baseball cap. The second suspect is believed to be a white man with his face covered with black fabric, wearing a black hoodie and black pants. They are believed to have left the area in a newer model extended cab black Ford Ranger. There was a large dark object in the bed of the pickup and there were two tubular racks mounted to the sides of the truck bed similar to ones used to transport a boat or large ladder. The front wheels of the truck had a lot of brake dust on the rims while the rear rims were clean. The vehicle was last seen on Brenton Place heading towards South Park Street.
At this time, officers assigned to the HRP/RCMP Integrated General Investigation Section are in the early stages of the investigation. Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to contact police at 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.