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Police believe two attempted armed robberies are related

Police are investigating two early morning attempted robberies at knife-point, one in Lower Sackville and one in Mount Uniacke
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RCMP believe two early morning attempted robberies at knife-point are related.

Police say just before 3 a.m. Thursday, a man with a large black knife went into a deli on Sackville Drive and demanded cigarettes. 

When the employee pulled out a bat and poked the suspect, he ran off toward the parking lot of a nearby church. 

Officers believe he got into a vehicle with another man and left.

The suspect is described as white, around 5'5" and clean shaven. He was wearing a red and white sweater and a grey hat.

Then at 4:23 a.m., a man went into a service station on Highway 1 in Mount Uniacke and asked for cigarettes.

Police say he pulled out a large black knife and demanded money.

When another car pulled into the parking lot, the clerk told the suspect to leave.

He was seen getting into the passenger side of a vehicle parked on the side of the road, it took off in the direction of Lower Sackville.

The suspect is described as short, white and in his late 20s with a thin build and some stubble on his face.

No one was hurt in either incident and nothing was taken.

Anyone who has information about the these incidents is asked to contact RCMP or Halifax Regional Police at 1-800-803-RCMP (7267) or 902-490-5020, or submit an anonymous tip through Crime Stoppers.

Meghan Groff

About the Author: Meghan Groff

Born in Michigan, raised in Ontario, schooled in Indiana and lives in Nova Scotia; Meghan is the editor for CityNews Halifax.
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