Man charged following robbery, assault at Lower Sackville hardware store

By CityNews Halifax Staff

Halifax RCMP have charged a man in connection to a violent robbery in Lower Sackville on Wednesday.

At roughly 6:35 p.m., officers responded to a report of an assault that took place at a hardware store on Sackville Drive where a 31-year-old man allegedly assaulted a store employee, who intervened, as the suspect tried to take off with unpaid merchandise.

Mounties say two nearby employees and a customer stepped in and restrained the suspected, who was now belligerent and uttering threats, until RCMP officers arrived.

The victim, a 65-year-old Halifax man, suffered minor injuries and was taken to hospital while the suspect was safely arrested at the scene.

Justin Frank Isaac-Francis faces a number of charges including robbery, assault and uttering threats, among others.

He was held in custody and was scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court on Thursday.

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