At 2:45 a.m., 9 December, Halifax Regional Police responded to a robbery that had just occurred at Buddy Day and Gerrish Lane Halifax. Two adults, a male & female, were walking home together when they were approached by two male suspects, both wearing hooded shirts. One suspect demanded the female victim give up her purse and sprayed her in the face with bear spray. The male victim was able to fend off the suspect and grabbed the bear spray from him. The male victim sprayed the suspect with his own bear spray. Both suspects took off in an unknown direction of travel.
K9 attended and the purse of the female was located in the area after an article search. All contents of the purse were accounted for. The can of bear spray was also located.
Investigators with the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division were able to identify one of the suspects, the male who used the Bear Spray. At approximately 9:20 p.m. on 9 December, police located and arrested a 17-year-old male from Dartmouth. The 17-year-old male has been remanded for Court and is charged with Robbery, Weapon offences (related to the Bear Spray), and Breach charges for Recognizance and Probation. The investigation is ongoing and police are still seeking the remaining suspect.
The General Investigation Section are asking anyone with information about this incident 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 texting a tip – Tip 202 + your message to 274637