Police investigate sexual assault

Halifax Regional Police is investigating a sexual assault that occurred over the weekend in Halifax.

On October 3 between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. a man exited a residence in the 1200 to 1300 block of Robie Street and approached a woman, who was not known to him, who was walking on the sidewalk. He pulled her to an area on the side of the residence and sexually assaulted her.

The suspect is described as white, 25 to 30 years old with crew cut brown hair and a full brown or black beard. He was wearing a red flannel jacket.

Investigators would like to speak with a man who potentially witnessed the incident and yelled at the suspect.

We are not releasing any further details out of respect and concern for the victim’s privacy and


Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact 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.