Police investigate robbery

Investigators with the Halifax Regional Police Patrol Division along with the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division are investigating a robbery that occurred in Halifax this morning.

Just after 1:00 a.m., a male suspect entered the Irving Circle K store located at 2499 Robie St,in Halifax. The suspect was seen acting suspiciously by staff and moments later went behind the counter and demanded the clerk fill a bag full of cigarettes. The suspect had a needle in his hand and threatened to harm the clerk if he did not comply. An undisclosed amount of packages of cigarettes were taken. There were no injuries to staff.

Patrol officers conducted an extensive search and preliminary investigation, but the suspect has not been located at this time.

The suspect is described as a white male, 25-35 years of age, approximately 5’6” in height, 150 lbs, facial hair, wearing a dark coloured sweater, and red shirt.

Investigators are asking anyone who has any information on this incident or the suspect to contact police by calling 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 using the P3 Tips App.