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Halifax man charged in connection with Christmas Day armed robbery

Halifax District RCMP have charged a 29-year-old man in connection with an armed robbery on Christmas Day. Global News File

A Halifax man is facing multiple charges in connection with an armed robbery in Waverley, N.S., on Christmas Day.

RCMP say that at 11:30 a.m., officers responded to reports of a robbery at a gas station on Rocky Lake Drive.

The Mounties say the suspect, allegedly armed with a “sensory irritant,” entered the gas station and demanded money from the employee.

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The man was able to flee on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Officers, along with a Halifax Police K-9 unit, conducted a search of the area but did not find the suspect.

A short time later, RCMP received a call about a suspicious man knocking on doors of homes on Hall Street looking for a ride.

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The man was eventually given a ride to the bus station.

Officers realized that the description of the man matched the description of the suspect in the robbery.

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Soon after the Mounties were able to locate the man on Cobequid Road where he was arrested without incident.

Joseph James Jonathan Froment has been charged with robbery, wearing a disguise with the intent to commit a criminal offense and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

Froment was remanded into custody and is scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court.

The RCMP say its investigation is ongoing.

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