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Robbery victim charged with attempted murder in bizarre waterfront hit and run : police

The pedestrian who was struck along the Halifax waterfront over the weekend has been charged with robbery, and the driver of the car has been charged with attempted murder
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Halifax waterfront (Meghan Groff/HalifaxToday.ca)

Halifax Regional Police say a pedestrian who was struck along the Halifax waterfront over the weekend has been charged with robbery, and the driver of the car has been charged with attempted murder.

Police say a 22-year-old Hammonds Plains man was waiting in his vehicle to meet up with a woman he was dating, when two men got into his car and robbed him.

The two men ran off along the waterfront boardwalk and police say the robbery victim drove after them.

They say he struck one of the men, then got out of the car and punched the pedestrian several times before taking off.

The driver has been charged with attempted murder, assault, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, mischief and leaving the scene of an accident.

Police arrested the pedestrian last night on Jackson Road in Dartmouth, the 19-year-old has been charged with robbery, uttering threats, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, possession of a firearm and breach of probation.

A 22-year-old man arrested a few hours later at the same Jackson Road home has been charged with robbery, uttering threats, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, possession of a firearm and four counts of breach of a recognizance.

Police have also charged the woman who was supposed to meet the driver for a date with robbery, investigators believe the 19-year-old from Dartmouth set up the incident.

All four are expected in Halifax Provincial Court today.

 

 


Meghan Groff

About the Author: Meghan Groff

Born in Michigan, raised in Ontario, schooled in Indiana and lives in Nova Scotia; Meghan is the community editor for HalifaxToday.ca.
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