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Halifax police kept busy with three attempted robberies in one hour

Halifax Regional Police say a suspect pointed a gun at the clerk in two of the three incidents.

The suspect in all three of Thursday night's attempted armed robberies.

Halifax Regional Police

The suspect in all three of Thursday night's attempted armed robberies.

One night, one hour, three attempted robberies. And Halifax police now say they're connected.

In a news release Friday afternoon, Halifax Regional Police said they believe three attempted armed robberies in the municipality that they reported Friday morning are connected.

At 10:22 p.m., police say a man with a gun demanded cash from the clerk at a business on Albro Lake Road in Dartmouth.

“The clerk made an emotional exclamation and the suspect fled the store (while) another customer chased him,” a police statement reads.

No one was injured.

Thirty minutes later, police were called to a robbery in progress at a business on the Bedford Highway.

A man with a firearm pointed a gun at a clerk and demanded money. The clerk said no and the suspect left empty handed.

The last attempted robbery happened at 11:30 p.m. on Windmill Road in Dartmouth.

Police say a man tried to get into a store by pulling on a door locked by the clerk.

He eventually gave up and left.

The suspect in all three incidents is described as a white man, six feet tall, skinny and wearing all black clothing and metallic blue mask.

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