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Police seek Dartmouth armed robbery suspect

Police say the suspect may have escaped in a raft across Morris Lake
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NEWS RELEASE
HALIFAX REGIONAL POLICE SERVICE
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Tonight at approximately 6 p.m. an adult female was walking in the area of Waterside Terrace, Dartmouth when she was approached by a male armed with a knife.

The male demanded that she give him her property, the suspect cut the victims hand with the edged weapon during the incident and then fled on foot.

Initial information from possible witnesses was that he may have escaped in a raft across Morris Lake. Police, assisted by the Halifax Regional Fire Service and they watercraft searched the lake area. Based on new information Police believe that the person the witnesses saw on the raft was not the suspect and he left the area in a vehicle.  Police are still searching for the suspect.

The victim received serious but non-life threatening injuries and is being treated at the hospital.

The suspect is described as a black male 5'5- 5'7 who was wearing red track pants and a black hooded sweater at the time of the incident.

Police are asking anyone with information about this incident to contact police at 902-490-5016. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or using the P3 Tips App.

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