Police in Halifax say man faces charges in pair of armed robberies

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HALIFAX - Police in Halifax say a 37-year-old man faces charges in a pair of armed robberies.

Police say a man was picked up by a cab driver on Dutch Village Road just before midnight Monday.

Police say when the cab got to Main Avenue in Fairview the suspect produced a knife and took money from the driver before fleeing on foot.

A police dog tracked the suspect for 30 minutes before an arrest was eventually made.

The suspect faces robbery and weapons charges in the incident and faces similar charges in connection with an armed robbery on Evans Avenue earlier Monday.

Police say a driver who had picked up a man at the Superstore on Joseph Howe Drive was robbed of cash and his cell phone at knifepoint.

Organizations: Superstore on Joseph Howe Drive

Geographic location: Halifax, Dutch Village Road, Main Avenue Fairview Evans Avenue

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