Police seek assistance in identifying robbery suspect

Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in a robbery that occurred in Halifax yesterday.

At approximately 11 a.m. police responded to a robbery in the 3500 block of Claremont Street. The suspect approached a woman in her 60s from behind, pushed her to the ground and continued to assault her. The suspect took the woman’s wallet and fled the area on foot, running north on Claremont Street and crossing Connolly Street.

The suspect is described as a white woman with a slim build, approximately 25-years-old, with blonde hair in a short ponytail. At the time of the robbery, she was wearing a white shirt, jeans and a black mask over her face.

Police are asking anyone with information about the identity of the suspect or video from the area to call 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 by using the P3 Tips app.