**** HRP Media Release
Police lay assault charges
Halifax Regional Police has charged a man in relation to an assault that occurred in Halifax on the weekend.
On February 10 at approximately 11:45 p.m. officers responded to a disturbance outside of the Economy Shoe Shop on Argyle Street. A man had been removed from the establishment due to his state of intoxication. Once outside, he assaulted one of the staff members causing them to strike their head on a metal post. The injured staff member was taken to hospital for treatment of what is believed to be serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
A 20-year-old man is scheduled to appear in Halifax provincial court at a later date to face one count of assault causing bodily harm.
Police lay robbery charges
Halifax Regional Police has charged a woman in relation to a robbery that occurred last month in Dartmouth.
On January 27 at approximately 12:45 a.m., officers responded to a report of a robbery at the Needs Convenience Store located at 100 Highfield Park Drive. A man and a woman entered the store and the woman produced what it believed to be a handgun while the man went behind the counter and removed cigarettes and cash. The suspects fled the area on foot. The employee was not physically injured.
Last night, officers arrested one of the suspects at a residence in Halifax. Mykayla Smith, 19, is scheduled to appear in Halifax provincial court today to face charges of:
- Carrying a concealed weapon
- Possession of a weapon dangerous to public peace
- Disguise with intent
- Robbery with a firearm (x2)
- Failure to comply with condition of release order (x3)
Investigators continue to look for the second suspect who is described a white man in his 20s, approximately 5’7’ tall, with a medium build. He was wearing a black sweater, a black puffy vest, brown Nike shoes, and carrying a black backpack at the time of the incident.
Anyone with information about this incident or the identity of the suspect is asked to call police at 902-490-5016. 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 using the P3 Tips App.