Robbery & Assault

Crime Of The Week

Halifax Regional Police are investigating a robbery & assault that occurred on Dec 30th in Halifax.

Officers spoke with a 55-year-old male who reported at approximately 11:30pm he was walking in the pathway near Forbes Street and Lynette Road when he observed two males walking towards him. The victim spoke briefly with one of the males after recognizing him from the area. Shortly after walking away, the victim was knocked to the ground and assaulted by both males who were kicking him in the torso. Shortly after the suspects fled, the victim realized that he was missing his cell phone, cigarettes and a small amount of cash that had been taken from his jacket pocket. The victim was examined by EHS and transported to hospital with what is believed to be non life threatening injuries.

The suspects are described as:

1. Black male, approximately 6’1” tall wearing a red coat and blue jeans

2. White male, approximately 5’9” no clothing description obtained.

Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact Halifax District RCMP or Halifax Regional Police at 902-490-5020. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can also contact Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or text TIP202 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637) or submit tips by Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca. Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash award.