Police request public’s assistance identifying suspect in robbery

Police are requesting the public’s assistance identifying the suspect in a robbery that occurred last week in Halifax.

On August 18 at 4:20 p.m., officers responded to the area of Agricola and Ontario Streets in Halifax, for a report that a woman had been robbed at that location. A man had tried to take the victim’s purse, knocking her down in the attempt. The man then fled the area empty-handed.

The suspect is described as a white man in his twenties; 5’8″, with a slim build, dark hair and clean shaven. At the time of the incident, the man was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with white print and dark shorts.

Anyone with information on the identity of the suspect is asked to call police at 902-490-5020.  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 by using the P3 Tips app.