Dartmouth cab used to rob convenience store

Halifax police say a 29-year-old man from Dartmouth used an unorthodox method of robbing a convenience store early Saturday morning.

Halifax police say a 29-year-old man from Dartmouth used an unorthodox method of robbing a convenience store early Saturday morning — he took a cab.

Police said he then threatened the clerk with a knife at the Needs on Prince Albert Road around 1:30 a.m.

He fled the store with some money, but police said the driver waiting outside refused to play the part of getaway driver so the suspect ran away. He was later caught and charged with armed robbery.

No one was injured.

The suspect will be in court on Monday.

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