**** HRP Media Release
Police charge man in relation to robberies
Halifax Regional Police charged a man in connection with three robberies that occurred last week in Halifax.
On July 23 at approximately 8:30 p.m. police responded to a report of a robbery in progress at the Atlantic Superstore at 3601 Joseph Howe Drive. A man entered the store, demanded cash and stated he had a firearm. He also approached an employee of the Starbucks inside the Atlantic Superstore and demanded cash. He left both locations without getting any money. The man then entered the Nova Scotia Liquor Commission, located at the same address, demanded cash and stated he had a firearm. Officers arrested the man at the liquor store without incident and confirmed that he did not have a firearm.
Leonard Gerard MacNeil, 63, is scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Court today to face three counts of robbery.