Man robbed at gunpoint in Halifax
Police say attack happened at the corner of Tower Road and Point Pleasant Drive
Halifax Regional Police are investigating after a man was robbed at gunpoint early Sunday morning.
The police said they responded to a call from the QEII hospital that a 24-year-old man had arrived with injuries after being attacked and robbed.
The victim told police the incident happened around 2:45 a.m. at the corner of Tower Road and Point Pleasant Drive.
The police said the man was driving when a large-model white vehicle – possibly a truck – pulled in front of him and forced him to stop.
Four men approached his vehicle wearing masks. One was carrying a gun. The police said they ordered the victim out of the car and pushed him to the ground, kicking him and punching him while he was down. The suspects demanded the man's money.
The police said the suspects then took off in the vehicle, while the victim went to the hospital. He was treated for not life-threatening injuries, including wounds to his face.
Staff Sgt. Barb Saunders said the investigation is in the early stages, but it appears the victim did not know the suspects and this seems be a random act.
The suspects are described as black men between the ages of 20 and 30.
The police are asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers.