UPDATE - Robert Chan was arrest without incident on March 19
Police request public’s assistance in locating a man wanted on a Canada-wide warrant
Investigators with the HRP/RCMP Integrated General Investigation Section are asking for the public’s help in locating a man wanted in relation to an abduction that occurred last week in Halifax.
On March 2 at 4:50 a.m. officers responded to a residence in the 3000 block of McAlpine Avenue. A 19-year-old man called police from inside a residence and reported he had been assaulted and was being held against his will by several men. He also advised that one of the suspects had a handgun. He made his way out of the residence to awaiting police members and was transported to hospital by EHS for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
Two 16-year-old male youths, a 16-year-old female youth and 20-year-old Daniel Angus Ryan are currently facing numerous charges in relation to this incident. This was not a random act as the accused and the victim are known to each other.
On March 5, an Atlantic Region-wide warrant was issued for the arrest of 21-year-old Robert Roech Chan of Halifax. Chan is described as a black man, 6’1”, 170 lbs, with short black hair and brown eyes. He is facing nine weapon-related offences, in addition to one count each of aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, kidnapping, unlawful confinement, uttering threats, extortion and robbery. Earlier today, his arrest warrant was modified to be Canada-wide as there is reason to believe that he may have left the Atlantic Region.
Chan is considered armed and dangerous and members of the public should not approach him or try to take matters into their own hands. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Robert Chan is asked to contact Halifax Regional 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.