**** HRP Media Release
Police investigate four robberies and arrest a suspect
Halifax Regional Police are investigating four robberies that occurred in Halifax today.
At approximately 2:30 p.m. police responded to a robbery that had occurred at Roots Store located at 5505 Spring Garden Road in Halifax. A man came in to the store, demanded cash and stated he had a knife. The man left the area on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. No weapon was seen and no injuries were reported.
Shortly after police arrived two other robberies were reported at CIBC located at 5527 Spring Garden Road and at Totally Raw Dog Food at 5525 Spring Garden Road in Halifax. In both incidents a man came in to the store, demanded cash, but left the area on foot without obtaining any money. No weapon was seen and no injuries were reported.
At 4:35 p.m., a fourth robbery was reported at Moffatt’s Pharmacy located at 2751 Gladstone Street in Halifax. A man came in to the store, demanded cash and stated he had a firearm. The man left the area on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. No weapon was seen and no injuries were reported.
The suspect is described in all four robberies as a white man in his late forties, approximately 5’6”, heavyset, balding with grey hair on the sides. At the time of the incident he was wearing a grey sweater and pants.
At 5:40 p.m., police located and arrested the suspect without incident at the intersection of Buddy Daye Street and Gottingen Street in Halifax. The suspect, a 50 year old male from Halifax is held for court and will be facing charges of Robbery, Uttering Threats and Breach of Probation.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information about the incident or video from the area is asked to contact police. 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 via the P3 Tips App.