Two men charged, police seek third suspect after lockdown at Halifax Shopping Centre

Lynn Imbier

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Two males are struggling with much more than a dozen costs, and law enforcement are continue to seeking for a 3rd suspect, in link with two robberies and an incident that prompted the lockdown of a well-known Halifax procuring mall on Tuesday.

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Halifax Regional Law enforcement responded to the to start with robbery at Ash Jewellery on Quinpool Highway in Halifax around 11 a.m.

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Police say two adult men entered the retailer and a person was carrying what appeared to be a firearm. The adult males remaining the shop empty-handed and fled the scene in a car.

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Police say an personnel and client were not injured.

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Halifax District RCMP responded to the 2nd robbery at the Funds Trader store on Sackville Drive all around 12:20 p.m.

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Law enforcement say two adult males entered the retail outlet and a single appeared to be carrying a firearm. There was a struggle and the weapon was fired into the ground, but no a person was injured.

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Police say the guys, who matched the description of the suspects from the theft on Quinpool Road, fled the keep with a quantity of income and jewellery.

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A brief time afterwards, Halifax Regional Police noticed the suspect motor vehicle travelling on Highway 102, approaching Bayers Highway in Halifax.

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HALIFAX Searching CENTRE ON LOCKDOWN

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Law enforcement tried to halt the car or truck, but they say the suspects refused to end, and continued to the Halifax Shopping Centre. They say three guys abandoned the auto and fled inside of the shopping mall.

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Police say they arrested two of the gentlemen devoid of incident following a brief foot pursuit inside of the buying centre. Officers also seized stolen home.

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The shopping mall was locked down Tuesday afternoon while police continued to research for the 3rd suspect. There was a large police presence, with additional than a dozen RCMP and Halifax Regional Police automobiles on scene.

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At 12:52 p.m., police said they were responding to a “weapons complaint” at the mall and were being inquiring men and women to keep away from the region.

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No 1 was permitted to leave or enter the mall during the lockdown and one particular girl advised CTV Information her daughter was inside of with some pals. She explained they were being strolling by means of the shopping mall when stability guards commenced instructing consumers to get inside the shops.

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The woman mentioned her daughter and several other purchasers have been locked inside of the back again home of a keep as a precaution.

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A few schools in the local community had been also positioned on a hold-and-safe order as a precaution.

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Law enforcement did not launch any specifics about the weapons complaint Tuesday, but they did finally affirm there had been no studies of accidents or gunshots.

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At 3:30 p.m., law enforcement claimed they experienced taken two guys into custody and there was no danger to the community. The location was reopened at that time.

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On Wednesday, police verified the two guys are going through a amount of costs, but the 3rd man has but to be found.

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Law enforcement also affirm they have not seized any weapons in link with the incidents at this time.

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Daniel Christian Anthony Johnson, 27, and Colton Alan Grantmyre, 26, ended up due to look in Dartmouth provincial court docket Wednesday.

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They just about every deal with the following rates:

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    robbery (two counts)
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    assault with a weapon (two counts)
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    uttering threats (two counts)
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    unlawful confinement (two counts)
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    reckless discharge of a firearm
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    careless dealing with of a firearm (two counts)
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    pointing a firearm (3 counts)
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    possession of a weapon for a harmful purpose (two counts)
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    carrying a hid weapon (two counts)
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    unauthorized possession of a firearm (two counts)
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    possession of a firearm knowing it is unauthorized (two counts)
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    unauthorized possession of a motor automobile (two counts)
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    mischief
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    possession of assets attained by crime less than $5,000
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Grantmyre is also facing three counts of possession opposite to a firearms prohibition get.

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Johnson is also remaining billed with one particular rely of theft below $5,000.

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Police are still exploring for the 3rd suspect, who is explained as a Black person in his 20s. He is about 6 toes tall with a medium build and wears an earring in his left ear. He was carrying a black hooded sweater and gray pants at the time of the incident.

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Investigators are inquiring any person with information about the incident, or who has video clip of the spot, to get in touch with Halifax Regional Police at 902-490-5020 or Criminal offense Stoppers at 1-800-222-Recommendations (8477).

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