Three young women were arrested Monday evening after three attempted robberies in downtown Halifax.
Police received the first report at about 7:30 p.m. at the intersection of Morris and Queen streets where two women, aged 19 and 22, were approached by three females, Halifax Regional Police said in a news release.
The suspects tried to take a purse from one of the women. When she refused to let her purse go, the group assaulted both women. One of the female suspects was believed to be armed with a knife. The victims were able to get away and the suspects left the area on foot.
Police then received a call from a 21-year-old woman who reported she’d been approached by three people wearing bandanas near Morris and Birmingham streets. She was able to get into her car and drive away.
A third report from the same intersection came from a woman, 24, who said she had been approached by three females. The group tried to take her belongings and when she refused to let go, she was assaulted. She was able to get away from the group and call police.
Officers responded to the area and arrested three young women matching the descriptions of the suspects.
Police are looking for two male witnesses who helped two of the victims during one of the attempted robberies near Morris and Birmingham. Those men and any other witnesses are asked to call 902-490-5016.