“Cake Lady” gets robbed in Halifax-Help Police

On July 24, 2019, Police were dispatched to a robbery complaint at the “The Cake Lady” located on the boardwalk in Halifax NS. The 14-year-old victim, who was working at the time, told police he had heard a knock on the back door and opened it. A white male, described as 5’8”, in his early 20’s with a goatee wearing a grey hoodie partially covering his face, a green or blue checkered shorts, and white Jordan brand sneakers entered the business. The suspect was holding something in his hand which he pulled under his sleeve and demanded money. He claimed he had a family to feed and told the victim to cooperate and he would not be harmed. The suspect then fled the scene with a very little amount of cash and some rolled change.

Police arrived on scene shortly after and later identified a male matching the description provided on surveillance video from nearby businesses. The suspect male was seen getting into a waiting silver SUV at 7:42 pm, which was parked in front of 1583 Hollis Street. Further review of the video shows the suspect getting out of same SUV on nearby Sackville Street at 7:34 pm.

The vehicle appears to be an early model, silver Honda SUV with a somewhat unique push bar on the front of it.

If the vehicle appears familiar, please contact Halifax Police at 902 490 5020. Anyone with information on this robbery are asked to contact 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 using the P3 Tips App.