A man has been arrested and charged following a robbery earlier this month in Halifax.
On May 19, at 5:03 a.m., officers responded to a report of a robbery at the Needs Convenience store at 33 Herring Cove Road in Halifax. Two male suspects entered the store, one carrying a handgun and the other a crowbar, and demanded cash and cigarettes. The suspects grabbed the clerk and forced her to accompany them as they went around the store picking up items. The clerk was not physically injured. The suspects fled in a silver mid-size car with rust on the bottom of the doors that was last seen travelling up Withrod Drive. The vehicle used by the suspects to flee the area was stolen from Parkland Drive in Halifax on May 11 and was recovered, abandoned, on Armstrong Court on May 25
Yesterday at 2 p.m., officers assigned to the General Investigation Section along with the Emergency Response Team executed a search warrant in an apartment in the 0-100 block of Evans Avenue in Halifax and arrested 59-year-old Richard James Greene without incident. He was held in custody overnight and will appear in Halifax Provincial Court today to face the following charges:
Using a firearm in the commission of an offence
- Careless use of a firearm
- Pointing a firearm
- Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
- Carrying a concealed weapon
- Unauthorized possession of a firearm
- Possession of a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized
- Possession of firearm contrary to prohibition order
- Uttering threats
- Motor vehicle theft
- Disguise with intent
- Possession of property obtained by crime
- Failure to comply with probation order x 2
Investigators are still looking for the second suspect in relation to this robbery. His ethnicity is unknown and he had his face covered during the robbery. He was wearing dark clothing at the time of the incident.
If you have information about this incident or the identity of this man, please call police at 902-490-5016. 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.