Man due in Halifax court to face charges following alleged robbery at knifepoint

A 19-year-old man is due in a Halifax court this morning to face charges after an alleged robbery at knifepoint.

Police say patrol members responded to a Needs Convenience store just after nine last night.

They say a woman working alone at the store told them a man wearing a mask and holding a knife came in and demanded cash and cigarettes.

They say the employee was not injured and the suspect fled with cash and cigarettes.

They say a teenager known to police was arrested without incident a short time later.

He is due in Dartmouth provincial court to face charges of robbery and breach of a recognizance.