Three charged in Halifax area convenience store robberies

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Halifax Regional Police have charged two men and a woman in relation to a series of convenience store robberies that occurred earlier this year.

Around 8:45 p.m. March 23, officers responded to a report of a robbery at Leonard's Convenience at 95 Caledonia Road in Dartmouth.

A release states staff reported two men, both wearing masks and one armed with a hammer, entered the store and demanded money and cigarettes before fleeing with cash and cigarettes.

Police say they responded around 7:45 p.m. April 10 to a report of a robbery at the Irving at 200 Waverley Road in Dartmouth.

The release says a man entered the store, threatened an employee with a knife and demanded money before fleeing with cash and cigarettes.

At around 9:10 p.m. April 11, officers responded to report of a robbery at a second Irving, at 1075 St. Margaret's Bay Road in Beechville.

Police say a man entered the store and threatened a member of staff with a knife before demanding money and fleeing with cash and cigarettes.

Halifax Regional Police say two men and a woman were arrested on May 14 in Halifax in connection to these incidents.

The release states a 30-year-old Halifax man is facing one count of robbery, two counts of robbery with an offensive weapon and three counts of disguise with intent connected to all three robberies.

A 38-year-old man and 34-year-old woman, both from Halifax, are each facing a count of robbery in relation to the incident on April 11.

Halifax Regional Police say all three are scheduled to appear in court in September.

Anyone with information on these robberies is asked to call police at 902-490-5016 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).