Nova Scotia

Robbers threaten dog attack

Two men robbed their victim by threatening to have their dog attack him, Halifax Regional Police say.

Halifax police looking for victim and suspects

Two men robbed their victim by threatening to have their dog attack him, Halifax Regional Police say.

A witness called police to report a robbery on Gottingen Street at about 1:45 a.m. Monday.

According to the witness, two men with a dog threatened to unleash the animal if the victim didn't hand over some money, police said.

"The male allegedly turned over a sum of money and the two groups went in separate directions," Const. Brian Palmeter, a police spokesman, told CBC News.

When officers arrived they found someone matching the description of the victim, but the man said it wasn't him, Palmeter said.

Investigators were still looking for a victim as of noon Monday.

"We do need a victim in this case to try and clarify what took place," Palmeter said.

He said police found two men and a dog that matched the witness's account of what happened, but without a victim, it's tough to proceed.

Palmeter said it's possible that all three men know each other.

"The parties may be known to one another and that's another reason why they aren't coming forward," he said.

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