Police seek public assistance to identify robbery suspects

Investigators with the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division request the public’s assistance to identify suspects in three robberies that occurred the same day in Dartmouth.

At 12:36 a.m. on February 4 officers responded to a report of a robbery at Boston Pizza located at 611 Portland Street. Two men entered the restaurant, one produced a knife and demanded cash from an employee. The employee yelled and two co-workers came to assist. One of the suspects had grabbed several bottles of liquor, and as he was fleeing the restaurant, he struck one of the employees in the face causing a small cut. Some of the bottles were dropped in the parking lot as both suspects fled on foot.

Responding officers and a K-9 team were about to conduct a search of the area when a second robbery was reported at 12:51 a.m. at the Needs Convenience Store located at 303 Prince Albert Road. The clerk reported that two suspects entered the store, one selected two beverages and approached the counter. He then pulled out a knife and demanded money and cigarettes. The clerk handed an undisclosed amount of cash to him and both suspects left the store on foot. A K-9 track was conducted with negative results.

At 6 p.m. on February 4 a man contacted police to report a robbery at Ronnie’s Pizza located at 121 Main Street that had occurred at 12:40 a.m. that day. Two men entered the restaurant and approached the counter. One of the men presented a knife and demanded money. Employees scared the suspects away and they fled empty-handed.

Investigators believe the same suspects are responsible for all three robberies. One suspect is described as a white male, late teens to early twenties, 5’7”-5’8”, heavier build with pimples on his face, brown buzz cut hair and a bit of scruff on his face. He was wearing a camouflage jacket, black hooded sweatshirt, black hat, jeans and white shoes. The second suspect is described as a white male, late teens to early twenties, approximately 6’, slim build with shoulder-length brown hair, brown eyes and a scruffy beard. He was wearing a blue coat, grey hooded sweatshirt, baseball cap, camouflage boots and blue jeans.

Anyone with information about these incidents or the identity of the suspects 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 texting a tip – Tip 202 + your message to 274637.