Police warn renters of scam on Robie Street

Halifax police are warning the public about an ongoing apartment rental scam in the city.
Eleven people who signed leases and paid deposits for a flat at 1740 Robie St. last April have complained to police. (CBC)

Halifax police are warning the public about an ongoing apartment rental scam in the city.  

On Friday, police received a fraud complaint from a man who replied to a Kijiji post advertising an apartment at 1740 Robie St.  

The man met with the landlord, inspected the apartment, signed a lease and paid a deposit.  

The landlord then cut off all communication with the renter and his phone was disconnected.  

Police have received a number of similar complaints about the same rental building dating back to April.  

During that time, nearly a dozen people came forward, saying the landlord made off with thousands of dollars.  

Police continue to investigate these incidents and are asking anyone with information to contact police.