Halifax Regional Police responded to two street-level robberies last night in Halifax.
At 7 p.m. on October 1, a 13-year-old male was waiting for the bus at Robie Street and Quinpool Road when he was approached by four youth who threatened him and demanded his cell phone. The victim was not injured and the suspects fled with the victims cell phone towards the Mainland Commons.
Suspects are described as two males and two females, approximately 13 to 15-years-old:
-1 black male: wore a black bandanna and black hoodie.
-1 white male: shaggy long hair, wore a red hat with white jacket.
-1 black female: wore glasses, black hoodie, dark leggings.
-1 white female: black hair, bun on top, black long sleeve shirt with dark leggings.
At 7:55 p.m. a 33-year-old woman was walking along Gottingen and Cogswell Streets when she was approached by two young males. They demanded money and attempted to remove her kit bag from her shoulders. One male produced a knife. The victim was uninjured and the suspects left empty-handed.
Suspects are described as two black males, approximately 13 to 14-years-old, wearing bandannas that covered their faces. Both wore faded jeans and black hoodies. They were last observed walking towards Citadel Hill.
There is an increased police presence in the area.
Investigators believe both robbery incidents are related. Investigators with the General Investigation Section are asking anyone with information about these incidents to call police at 902-490-5020. 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 by using the P3 Tips app.