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2 men arrested in connection with robbery in Eastern Passage

An RCMP badge is pictured.
An RCMP badge is pictured. File / RCMP

Two 26-year-old men from Halifax are facing charges in connection with a robbery in Eastern Passage on April 8, police say.

Nova Scotia RCMP say they were called to the robbery in the parking lot of a business on Cow Bay Road at around 3 p.m.

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Police say the man who was robbed was meeting a potential buyer for jewelry he was selling.

“He was confronted by two men and was sprayed with a sensory irritant,” police said in a news release Friday.

“The suspects took the jewelry from the victim and left the area in a blue Chevrolet Cobalt.”

As the men were leaving, police say they struck a pick-up truck travelling on Main Street. The passengers of the truck received minor injuries.

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The RCMP, with help from Halifax Regional Police, say they were able to locate the car on Norwood Street in Dartmouth. The car was empty, but police say a police dog was able to track the men down.

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Both are facing charges of robbery, assault with a weapon, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and theft under $5,000.

They have been released and are scheduled to appear in Dartmouth provincial court on July 8.