A man and a woman have been charged with possession of stolen goods after attempting to sell an iPhone that was stolen during a robbery in Halifax this past weekend.
On January 11, at 11:30 p.m., a 21-year-old man was walking in the area of Historic Properties on Lower Water Street when he was approached from behind by two men. The men shoved him face-first against a wall and he felt something pressed against his back. The suspects searched the victim’s pockets and stole his iPhone. They then fled the area running towards Lower Water Street. The victim was not physically injured during the incident.
On January 15, the victim discovered that his stolen phone was for sale on an online classified site. The victim and a family member arranged a meeting with the seller for later that night. Patrol officers responded to the meeting location at approximately 8 p.m. and arrested a man and a woman as they were leaving the area.
A 19-year-old Dartmouth woman and a 30-year-old Dartmouth man are each facing a charge of possession of stolen goods. They have been released from custody and will appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court at a later date. At this time, they are not believed to be responsible for committing the robbery.
Police are still looking for the two men who stole the iPhone. They are described as:
- A white man, 6’1”, 18 to 20-years-old, with blond hair. At the time of the incident, he was wearing a red hat, light-coloured sweater and blue jeans and was carrying a duffle bag.
- A black man, 5’6”, 18 to 20-years-old. At the time of the incident, he was wearing a dark green jacket with four pockets and was carrying a duffle bag.
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.