At approximately 10:25 p.m., Halifax Regional Police responded to a report of a cab driver having been sprayed with a sensory irritant in the 100 block of Pinecrest Drive, Dartmouth. The suspects were described a man and woman who had fled the area after the assault.
On arrival HRP patrol members obtained information and searched the area for the suspects. A man, who matched the given description was seen in the area and attempted to flee from police on foot. The 23-year-old man, from Dartmouth, was arrested after a short foot chase and will face charges of assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon, fraud by fares (taxi) and breach of court orders. He will appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court on Monday December 5th.
A short time later, HRP patrol officers located the female suspect in the same general area of the offence. A 19-year-old woman from Dartmouth was arrested without incident and will face charges of fraud by fares (taxi). She will appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court at a later date.