A 56-year-old man faces armed robbery and assault charges after allegedly trying to rob a woman on Creighton Street on Saturday night, according to Halifax police.
A 48-year-old woman told police she was walking around 6:20 p.m. when the suspect stepped in front of her to block her way.
Police said he produced a knife and told her to give him everything she had. The woman yelled to someone she knew who was standing nearby and came to her aid.
The suspect chased him with a knife, but both the woman and the man got away.
Police said no one was injured.
Police arrested a 56-year-old man around 8:30 nearby. He's in custody and will appear in court on Monday.