October 4, 2013 4:34 am

41-year-old man arrested in connection to two Dartmouth robberies

A Halifax Regional Police officer was injured after crashing his motorcycle.

Francis Vachon/The Canadian Press

DARTMOUTH – A 41-year-old man is in police custody, following two armed robberies Thursday night and early Friday morning.

Around 9:30 p.m., the suspect walked into the gas station at 219 Pleasant St. and demanded cash, said Staff Sgt. Barb Saunders. He threatened the Ultramar employee with a knife and walked away with an unknown amount of cash. The employee was not hurt.

The suspect was described by the employee as a white man in his 40s. He was wearing a black and white sweater, a ball cap and a light-coloured bandanna over his face.

At 2:50 a.m. police were called to a Needs Convenience store on Prince Albert Rd. According to the store employee, the suspect was wielding a sharp rock and demanded cash. Again, the suspect left with an undisclosed amount of cash and ran away.

This time, the suspect was said to be wearing a different outfit: a black hat, brown winter coat and green mask.

A number of police units were called in to find the suspect. The 41-year-old man was eventually tracked down near Braemar Dr. and arrested.

According to police, the investigation is on-going and charges against the man are pending.




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