Police release photo of suspect involved in assault and attempted robbery

Halifax Regional Police is asking for the public’s help to identify a suspect in relation to an assault and attempted robbery that occurred in Halifax last month.

On December 22, 2023, at approximately 8:10 a.m. officers responded to a report of an assault that occurred outside of a residence on Harvard Street. A homeowner observed an unknown person in their vehicle. The suspect struck the homeowner with a hammer when they confronted him. The suspect threatened the owner and attempted to steal the vehicle before fleeing the area on foot.

The suspect is described as a white man, approximately 5’5” to 5’6” tall, wearing a dark-coloured jacket, jeans and a fabric face mask.

Anyone with information or video from the area is asked 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 www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or by using the P3 Tips app.