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Police investigate robbery where woman punched, stabbed with needle

The purse robbery happened in the hallway of an apartment building last month
( file photo)

Halifax Regional Police are investigating a robbery that happened in a Halifax apartment building last month.

A woman was in the hallway of her building at 2327 Brunswick Street at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, September 29th.

Police say a man grabbed her purse, punched her in the face, then stabbed her in the hand with what she thought was a needle.

They say the suspect ran off down the stairwell with the victim's purse.

He's described as white, around 30-years-old, 5'10" with a thin build, goatee and black tattoos on his knuckles. He was wearing a blue zip-up hoodie, blue jeans and backwards ball cap.

The victim was treated at the scene for non-life-threatening injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 902-490-5016 or submit an anonymous tip through Crime Stoppers.


Meghan Groff

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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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