Man beaten in Halifax by four teens after being asked for smoke

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By Philip Croucher - Metro Halifax

HALIFAX - Police are looking for four teenagers after a man was robbed and beaten in Halifax on Tuesday night.

The incident happened at about 8 p.m. in the area of Devonshire Avenue and Albert Street. The victim told police someone asked him for a cigarette, and when he handed one over, he was punched in the face.

The victim was then forced to hand over his cell phone and beaten and punched by the original suspect and three other teens.

The suspects, described as between the ages of 16 and 18, eventually stopped and fled on foot.

There have been no arrests and police continue to investigate.

Geographic location: Devonshire Avenue, Albert Street

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  • Byron Miller
    May 22, 2013 - 11:13

    The Young Offenders Act - to protect underage criminals so they can beat, rob and commit other crimes without fear of punishment even if they are caught. As an ex con told me, if the Young Offenders Act had been around when he was a teenager, he would have committed more crimes than he had knowing he would get away with them. He also said: If you are old enough to commit a crime, you are old enough to do the time. Al Capone was only 16 years old when he started his crime syndicate. That should be a lesson to those who support the Young Offenders Act. It is allowing those with criminal intent an open door to do as they please knowing there will be no consequences for their crimes/actions. Al Capone became involved with gang activity at a young age after being expelled from school at age 14.