Nova Scotia

Halifax police investigate overnight robbery, 2 break-ins

Police are investigating three separate incidents that occurred in the last 24 hours in the Halifax region: an overnight robbery at a gas station, an early-morning break-in at a business in Dartmouth, and a break-in and theft at a residential garage.

Employee at Irving gas station on Lacewood Drive was tackled during robbery

Halifax Regional Police are investigating a robbery at an Irving gas station in Halifax, a break in at a Dartmouth business and another break in at a residential garage in Halifax. (Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press)

Police are investigating three separate incidents that occurred in the last 24 hours in the Halifax region: an overnight robbery at a gas station, an early-morning break-in at a business in Dartmouth, and a break-in and theft at a residential garage.

Halifax Regional Police say they responded to a robbery at the Irving gas station at 280 Lacewood Dr. in Halifax around 1:50 a.m. Saturday.

Staff at the gas station reported that a man wearing all black entered the store and tackled an employee to the floor.

Police say the suspect removed the cash register till and fled on foot toward Willett Street with an undisclosed amount of money.

The employee wasn't injured and no weapons were observed. Officers and a police service dog searched the area but didn't find the suspect.

The suspect is described as a white man in his 30s, six feet tall with a medium build. He was wearing a black mask, black jacket and black sweat pants at the time of the incident.

Halifax police also responded to a break in at Glubes Sound Studio at 100 Main St. in Dartmouth around 3 a.m. Saturday.

Police say the suspects entered through a damaged front window and took several stereo items.

They fled in an unknown direction, say police. There is no suspect information at this time.

Break-in Friday morning

Police are also investigating a break-in at the 900 block of Ivanhoe Street in Halifax that happened on Friday at 10 a.m.

A caller reported an unknown person entering a residential garage and stealing a shotgun that had a trigger lock.

The shotgun was stored in a vehicle for a hunting trip, but there was no ammunition with the firearm.

There is no suspect information at this time.

Anyone with information about any of these incidents is asked to call police at 902-490-5020. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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