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Halifax police arrest man after failed drug store robbery

Halifax Regional Police have arrested a man in connection a robbery of a Shopper Drug Mart in Halifax on Oct. 16, 2018. File / Global News

Halifax Regional Police have one man in custody after an attempted robbery at a pharmacy in Halifax on Tuesday.

Police say they responded to reports of a robbery at the Shoppers Drug Mart on Joseph Howe Drive at 7:43 p.m.

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Halifax Regional Police (HRP) say a man was reportedly demanding medication from pharmacy staff after he indicated to staff he had a weapon.

HRP say staff did not see a weapon and the man eventually fled the area on foot.

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Officers were in the area immediately after the incident occurred and arrested a man matching the description given by the Shoppers Drug Mart staff.

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Police are continuing their investigation and updates will be provided when available.

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