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Man tries to rob three places in one night, but goes home empty handed

Attempted robbery
Attempted robbery

Police believe the same man is responsible for three robbery attempts, all unsuccessful in gaining him any money, during one night.

At 10:22 p.m. on Oct. 19, police responded to a report of a robbery in progress at Showtime Video & Variety, on Albro Lake Road in Dartmouth. A man had entered the store with a firearm and demanded the clerk give him cash from the till. The clerk yelled and the suspect fled the store while a customer chased him. The suspect was last observed running westbound from the Wyse Road to Albro Lake Road area.

At 10:52 p.m., police responded to a report of a robbery in progress at Bridgeview Grocery, on theBedford Highway in Halifax. A man entered a store with a firearm, pointed it at the clerk and demanded money. The clerk said no and the male fled on foot.

At 11:33 p.m., police responded to a report of a hold-up alarm at the One Stop Shop, on Windmill Road. Officers determined a man in a mask had been outside the store and attempted to gain entry by pulling on a locked door. The man was unsuccessful and fled the area.

There were no physical injuries in any of the incidents.

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 6’ tall, with a thin build. At the time of the incidents he was wearing black clothing and a metallic blue mask.

Anyone with information about these incidents or the identity of the suspect is asked to call 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 or texting a tip - Tip 202 + a message to 274637.

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