Woman and male youth charged for robbery that occurred two weeks ago in Dartmouth
Investigators with the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division have charged a woman and a male youth in relation to a robbery that occurred two weeks ago in Dartmouth.
At 3:08 p.m. on August 2, officers responded to a report of a robbery on Primrose Street. A 55-year-old man entered an apartment building and was followed by a woman and a male youth. The man said he had seen this same couple at a drug store on Primrose Street where he had made a purchase, and believed the couple may have followed him. The couple followed the man to his apartment and then forced their way in as he entered it. The woman had a rock in her hand and the male youth had a knife and they demanded the man’s property. The victim stomped his feet on the floor which got his neighbour’s attention who came to his aid. The suspects fled the building on foot and were last seen running out the front door. The victim was not physically injured and the suspects did not obtain any of his property during the incident. It does not appear that the victim and the suspects are known to each other.
On August 4 at approximately 7 p.m. patrol officers arrested a 16-year-old male youth from Dartmouth inside a restaurant on Nantucket Avenue in Dartmouth. He was held in police custody overnight and appeared in Halifax Provincial Youth Court on August 5 to face charges of break and enter, robbery, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, two counts of breaching a recognizance and two counts of breaching of a probation order.
On August 15, Cumberland District RCMP arrested 18-year-old Makira Dawn Armstrong of Dartmouth. At 9:10 p.m., Halifax Regional Police took over custody of Armstrong in Truro and transported her back to Halifax where she was held in police custody overnight. She was scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court yesterday to face charges of break and enter, robbery and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.