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4 arrested in Clayton Park attacks

One arrested at midnight Wednesday, three more arrested Wednesday afternoon.

More arrests have been made in connection with two separate attacks in Clayton Park on Tuesday evening.

Just after midnight an 18-year-old man was arrested in connection with both attacks. He was to appear in court Wednesday to face weapons and robbery charges.

On Wednesday afternoon,  a 16-year-old male and two 17-year-old males were arrested in connection with the attacks.

Both attacks started out the same way, with men approaching victims asking for marijuana.

In the area of Willett Street and Harlington Crescent at about 9:30 p.m., one man had his wallet stolen and was hit so hard he had to have stitches above his eye. He was able to give police a good description of two of his three attackers.

He described one of the men as white, weighing about 200 pounds, with a Mohawk-style haircut and piercings on his face. A second assailant was described as a thin white man. He guessed both attackers were about 16 to 18-years-old. The victim did not get a good look at the third attacker.

The second victim said he was attacked just after 10:30 p.m. with pepper spray for no apparent reason near Lacewood Drive and Caxton Close.

He described  his attackers as white men about 22 or 23-years-old.

He said one attacker was wearing a toque and a red hooded sweatshirt, while his partner had a cast on one hand and tattoos on his fingers. He said he didn't see the third attacker either.

The victim said his attackers ran toward Willett Street after the assault.

"Certainly the descriptions were good," said Halifax Police Staff Sgt. Barb Saunders. "Several parties approached some male victims and asked them for marijauna."

Charges were expected against the three men arrested Wednesday afternoon.

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