Nova Scotia

4 charged in 3 robberies, including home invasion

Halifax Regional Police have charged four people with a series of robberies in the past two months, including a home invasion earlier this week.

Halifax Regional Police have charged four people with a series of robberies in the past two months, including a home invasion earlier this week.

Twenty-four-year-old Jakio Williams from Bermuda, 20-year-old Fatouma Youssouf Abdim, Breagh Michelle Marie MacNeil, and a 17-year-old girl from Dartmouth face a total of 34 charges that stem from three robberies.

Early on Monday morning, two men armed with guns entered a home on Carleton Street and threatened two other men. Police said one of the suspects sprayed one of the occupants with a sensory irritant.

The suspects fled with electronics and other items stolen from the house. Halifax police said in a press release they have contacted Canada Border Services since Williams is from Bermuda.

The first two robberies were late night hold ups in downtown Halifax.

On May 24, just before 3 a.m., police responded to a robbery in the 1900 block of Brunswick Street where two female youths ran off with the victim's phone.

The victim chased the two girls but was led to two men who assaulted and robbed him. Williams and another man were charged.

A month later, on June 28 at 2:41 a.m., police responded to a robbery in the area of South Park and Inglis Streets.

A 19-year-old man was walking in the area with two women when he was attacked and robbed by three males. The suspects stole his wallet and cell phone, then fled on foot.

Police said the investigation continues and more charges are possible.

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