Halifax Police investigate theft of Every Child Matters flag from police headquarters

Halifax, Nova Scotia – Police are investigating the theft of an Every Child Matters flag from the front of police headquarters that occurred early Saturday morning.

On October 16, an employee noted that the Every Child Matters flag was missing and that the flag pole attached to the front of police headquarters was damaged. Video footage shows five suspects, four males and a female, walking south on Gottingen Street. In the video, one of the male suspects walks up the steps at police headquarters at 1975 Gottingen Street and tears the flag from the pole, after which the group flees on foot heading south on Gottingen Street.

Investigators with the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division are investigating the incident.

In the video, one of the male suspects walks up the steps at police headquarters at 1975 Gottingen Street and tears the flag from the pole, after which the group flees on foot heading south on Gottingen Street.
In the video, one of the male suspects walks up the steps at police headquarters at 1975 Gottingen Street and tears the flag from the pole, after which the group flees on foot heading south on Gottingen Street.
In the video, one of the male suspects walks up the steps at police headquarters at 1975 Gottingen Street and tears the flag from the pole, after which the group flees on foot heading south on Gottingen Street.
In the video, one of the male suspects walks up the steps at police headquarters at 1975 Gottingen Street and tears the flag from the pole, after which the group flees on foot heading south on Gottingen Street.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information about this incident or video from the area is asked to contact police at 902-490-5020. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or by using the P3 Tips app.

File #21-128347

Halifax Police Service



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