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During a traffic stop, an officer recognized a suspect based on this security footage of a robbery earlier in the day. (HRP)

A 29-year-old Dartmouth man has been arrested in connection with a robbery at a Lawtons pharmacy Wednesday afternoon on Primrose Street.

Halifax Regional Police were called to the Dartmouth pharmacy at 1:52 p.m. Wednesday after a man — who said he had a gun — robbed the Lawtons and made off with an undisclosed amount of prescription drugs.

A few hours later, police stopped a vehicle without a licence plate with three men inside on Shubie Drive in Dartmouth Crossing.  

The officer noticed one of the passengers appeared to be under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. While checking the driver’s information, the officer saw the same man get out of the vehicle and remove his jacket.

The officer recognized the clothing and physical description from the Primrose Street robbery at Lawtons a few hours before.

The 29-year-old man was then arrested without incident at the scene.

During the robbery the man said he had a gun but did not show it to the pharmacy clerk. Police did not find a weapon.

He’s scheduled to appear in Dartmouth provincial court Thursday.