June 18, 2014 3:10 pm

Man arrested after robbery outside Halifax pharmacy

Police charge five impaired drivers overnight Thursday.

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HALIFAX – Halifax police have arrested a man following a brazen robbery outside a pharmacy this morning.

Police say a 45-year-old woman was sprayed with an irritant and robbed of the prescription drugs she had just obtained from the Guardian Pharmacy on Herring Cove Road. The thief fled on foot.

Officers arrested a suspect nearby and seized the irritant and the stolen medication.

Police say a 47-year-old man faces a charge of robbery.

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