Man arrested after 4 daytime robberies in Halifax

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A Halifax man is facing charges after four daytime robberies took place at various stores and a bank on the peninsula Friday.

Halifax Regional Police said they were called to the first robbery around 2:30 p.m. at the Roots store on Spring Garden Road., according to a release.

Police said a man came into the store, demanded cash and said he had a knife. He then left the area on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Shortly after police arrived at Roots, two other robberies were reported at the nearby CIBC and Totally Raw Dog Food on Spring Garden. In both incidents, police said a man came into the store, demanded cash, but left on foot without getting any money.

No injuries reported from robberies

At 4:35 p.m., a fourth robbery was reported at Moffatt's pharmacy on Gladstone Street. A man came into the store, demanded cash and said he had a gun. The man then left the area on foot with an amount of cash.

No weapons were seen and no injuries were reported in any of the incidents.

About an hour after the fourth robbery, police located and arrested the suspect without incident at the intersection of Buddy Daye and Gottingen streets in Halifax.

The suspect, a 50-year-old man from Halifax, is being held and will face charges of robbery, uttering threats, and breach of probation.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information about these incidents, or with relevant video from any of these areas, is asked to contact police.

Anonymous tips can also be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477.

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