Halifax Regional Police are looking for four people after a man said he was assaulted and robbed in north-end Halifax on Tuesday night.
A man was in the area of Devonshire Avenue and Albert Street at approximately 8 p.m. when he was approached by a young man asking for a cigarette.
When he gave the youth a cigarette, he was punched in the face and was robbed of everything in his pockets including his cellphone, said Halifax Regional Police.
Three other young people then joined in kicking and punching the victim before running off, police said.
The youths are described as black males approximately 16 to 18 years old and were mostly wearing black clothing.