Woman threatened with knife in Halifax robbery attempt, another man chased

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HALIFAX - Police have charged a 56-year-old man after a brazen robbery attempt in Halifax on Saturday.

A 48-year-old woman was walking through a vacant lot in the 2400 block of Creighton Street around 6:20 p.m. when she saw a man coming towards her in the opposite direction.

Police say the man stepped in front of the woman to try and block her. The victim immediately told the suspect to get out of the way, and was then threatened with a knife and told to hand over her belongings.

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The woman yelled for help, and that’s when police say another man she knew who was standing nearby intervened in the situation. But the suspect was having no part of it and then chased after the good samaritan wielding the knife.

Both the woman and man being chased were able to get away safely.

About two hours later, police arrested the suspect on Sunrise Walk in Halifax, where he was allegedly in possession of the knife.

The man is due in court at a later date charged with attempt robbery, assault with a weapon and possession of a weapon.

- Metro Halifax

Geographic location: Halifax, Creighton Street

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