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Updated: Suspects in Tantallon armed robbery in custody following crash on highway

Journalists shoot video of a suspect car in the ditch on Highway 102 near the Hammonds Plains exit Tuesday morning. (JOHN McPHEE)
Journalists shoot video of a suspect car in the ditch on Highway 102 near the Hammonds Plains exit Tuesday morning. (JOHN McPHEE) - The Chronicle Herald

RCMP have two suspects in custody following an armed robbery and a crash on Highway 102.

Around 9:45 on Tuesday, July 17, two masked men, one armed with a firearm, got out of a vehicle in a business parking lot on Hammonds Plains Road, in Hammonds Plains. They approached an employee at the business, pointed a firearm at the person and demanded money. The employee gave them money and they fled in a vehicle.

The vehicle was seen by both RCMP and Halifax Regional Police officers, driving recklessly on several streets. Shortly after that, it was found in a ditch on Highwat 102, near Exit 3b. The driver was arrested at the scene. The passenger fled and was pursued by the Halifax Regional Police K-9 Unit. During this time, residents were asked to stay inside their homes for safety. The suspect was tracked, and found in the backyard of a home, where he was arrested.

the investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information on this incident isasked to contact  Halifax District RCMP at 902-490-5020. To remain anonymous, call Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submit a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca, or use the P3 Tips App.

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