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Halifax RCMP ask public for help finding robber who handcuffed service station worker to freezer

Royal Canadian Mounted Police. (File photo)
- Postmedia News
TIMBERLEA, N.S. —

Police are asking the public to help solve a robbery at a Timberlea service station that left a worker handcuffed to a freezer on Boxing Day.

According to a Halifax District RCMP news release, members were sent to the gas station in the 1800 block of St. Margaret's Bay Road just after 5 a.m. on Dec. 26.

"At approximately 4 a.m. the suspect entered the station, armed with a knife, and handcuffed the employee to a freezer," the release said. "The suspect left the station with a quantity of cash and cigarettes. Just before 5 a.m. a client noticed the employee who was still handcuffed and alerted police."

The suspect is described as a white man in his late 20s, clean shaven, estimated to be between five-foot-four and six feet in height, with a thin build. He was wearing a grey Nike jacket with a hood, a ball cap with a black-and-white checkered pattern on the bill of the cap, dark blue jeans and blue sneakers, according to the release.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to contact Halifax District RCMP at 902-490-5020, or Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477). A secure web tip can be submitted at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca, or using the P3 Tips App.

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