Nova Scotia

Tim Hortons robbed at knifepoint in Bayers Lake

Halifax Regional Police are looking for two women after a Tim Hortons coffee shop was robbed early Tuesday morning.

One of two women threatened staff with knife and demanded cash

News of this hold-up comes after police in Halifax reported a slight increase in violent crime during the most recent quarter. (Craig Paisley/CBC)

Halifax Regional Police are looking for two women after a Tim Hortons coffee shop was robbed early Tuesday morning.

Investigators say it happened just before 3:30 a.m. at the Tim Hortons on Lakeland Boulevard in Bayers Lake. One of the two had a knife. They asked for cash and left when they got some. 

News of this hold-up comes after police in Halifax reported a slight increase in violent crime during the most recent quarter.

The second quarter of the year has an increase of less than one per cent of homicides, attempted murders, assaults and robberies.

Overall, the crime rate fell by seven per cent, compared to the same time last year.

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