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Halifax police charge woman in robbery attempt



Halifax Regional Police have charged a woman after a knife was used in an attempted robbery.

A woman in Dartmouth approached a man early on Dec. 9, pointed a large knife at him and demanded he withdraw money and give it to her. The man got away without giving her money, and called 911.

Police were called at 5:15 a.m. and found a woman matching the suspect’s description.

Juanita MacNeil, 58, of Lakeside, has been charged with one count of robbery and one count of possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose.

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