A male youth is facing charges following a robbery that occurred yesterday in Dartmouth.
At 1:17 p.m., officers responded to a walking path located off Parker Street near the Coast Guard building. A 40-year-old man was walking the path when he was approached by three male youths who produced knives and took his backpack and cell phone. Officers arrested a male youth matching the description provided by the victim in the vicinity of the robbery and he was held in custody overnight. The victim did not sustain any injuries.
A 15-year-old male youth from Dartmouth will appear in Halifax Provincial Youth Court today to face charges of robbery, possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace and three breaches of court orders.
Officers are still looking for two additional male suspects in this robbery; they are described as white and in their late teens and one of them was wearing blue shorts at the time of the incident. Officers are asking anyone with information about this incident 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.