Robberies in Halifax

Robberies October 1st

At 7pm. a 13 year old male was waiting for the bus at Robie St. and Quinpool Rd. when he was approached by 4 youths who threatened him and demanded his cell phone. The victim was not injured and the suspects fled with the victims cell phone towards the Mainland Commons.

Suspects are described as 2 males and 2 females approximately 13-15 years old.

-1 black male: Wore a black bandanna and black hoodie.

-1 white male: Shaggy long hair, wore a red hat with white jacket.

-1 black female:  Wore glasses, black hoodie, dark leggings.

-1 white female:  Black hair, bun on top, black long sleeve shirt with dark leggings.


Robbery:  Incident # 18-152432, Halifax Central Division, 7:55 pm. 

At 7:55 pm. a 33 year old female was walking along Gottingen and Cogswell St. when she was approached by 2 young males.  They demanded money and attempted to remove her kit bag from her shoulders.

One male produced a knife.  The victim was uninjured and the suspects left empty-handed.

Suspects are described as 2 black males, approx. 13-14 yrs. Old wearing bandanas which covered their faces.

Both wore faded jeans and black hoodies.They were last observed walking towards Citadel Hill.

There is an increased police presence in the area.

Investigators believe both robbery incidents are related.


Investigators with the General Investigation Section are asking anyone with information about these incidents 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 or by using the P3 Tips app .