Three youths arrested for robbery at NSLC Lower Sackville

Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia – At 6 pm last night RCMP Halifax District responded to a robbery in progress at the NSLC store, in the Downsview Mall on Sackville Drive.

RCMP members were on the scene within a minute of the call and a suspect, aged 16, from Lower Sackville, was taken into custody inside the store. The suspect had entered the store by himself wearing a mask, and attempted to steal liquor from the store when an altercation ensued, between him, a store employee and a customer. He mentioned having a firearm but had no firearm in his possession. The store employee and the customer detained the suspect until police arrival.

The suspect and the customer suffered minor injuries that did not require either attending the hospital. Two other youths were also arrested outside the store. As a result of the investigation, the 16-year-old youth is being charged with Robbery, Wearing a Mask While Committing an Indictable Offence, and Assault With a Weapon. A 13-year-old youth from Lower Sackville is being charged with Robbery, Assault With a Weapon and Uttering Threats. Both are being remanded and will appear in Halifax Youth Court today. The third youth was released without charges.

The investigation is continuing.

File # 18-1733456

Nova Scotia RCMP

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