Police in the Halifax area have arrested a 37-year-old man accused of stealing three cash registers and a red Kia Rio sedan last week, and at one point fleeing from officers when they tried to pull him over.

Halifax Regional Police say a man went into a store on Waverley Road in Dartmouth on Wednesday and Saturday, stealing the cash register both times.

They said the same man also grabbed a cash register off the counter of a Needs store on Lacewood Drive in Clayton Park Thursday night.

The perpetrator left in a white Honda Civic. Police said they caught up to him a few hours later on the Bedford Highway, but he took off when they tried to pull him over.

On Saturday afternoon a Kia was stolen from outside a Needs store in Highfield Park.

Police said they arrested the suspect Saturday night at a home in Lower Sackville. He is being held in custody pending a bail hearing.

The man is facing a series of charges, police said, including three counts of theft under $5,000, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, flight from police and motor vehicle theft.

Officers are also looking for the 2009 Kia, which they suspect might have been abandoned in the Lower Sackville area. It has a Nova Scotia licence plate EYG 897.