Update: The charges against the accused have since been withdrawn and his name has been removed from the below release.
For Immediate ReleaseHalifax Regional PoliceMedia ReleaseOctober 30, 2012 (2:05 p.m.)
Police Make an Arrest in Robbery
Halifax Regional Police has a man in custody in relation to a robbery that occurred over the weekend.
On October 27 at 8:20 p.m., a 24-year-old man was assaulted by two other men outside of the Nova Scotia Liquor Commission on Tacoma Drive in Dartmouth. During the assault, the suspects removed jewellery from the victim. The suspects were last seen running around the back of the building. Police searched the area but the suspects were not located. This was not a random act and the suspects were known to the victim.
At 7:52 p.m. last night, officers assigned to the West Quick Response Unit arrested a 24-year-old man in relation to this incident. He was held in custody overnight and will appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court today to face charges of robbery and numerous breaches of court orders.
Officers are still looking for a second male in relation to this robbery. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police at 490-5016. 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.