Halifax Regional Police say they have arrested a person of interest in two recent robberies after a similar robbery happened this afternoon at the Quinpool Road Superstore.
Staff Sgt. Reid McCoombs says Richard Hartlin, 38, was arrested by officers after a man entered the grocery store around 3 p.m., and then allegedly handed a note to cashier to turn over money from the till.
Hartlin was arrested nearby after he fled the store, police say.
Hartlin had been described as being armed and dangerous as Halifax police issued a plea for the public’s help in locating him in relation to two other robberies, and for breaching his parole conditions.
Shortly after 9 p.m. on Saturday, police responded to a robbery at the Petro Canada gas station on Herring Cove Road.
A man entered the store and handed the clerk a note demanding cash, displaying what appeared to be a firearm under his jacket.
He fled with some money.
On April 16 just after 7:20 p.m., a man approached a cashier at Sobey’s on Windsor Street and handed over a note demanding cash, indicating that he had a weapon. He was given money and left the store.
About an hour later, National Parole Services issued a Canada-wide warrant for Hartlin’s arrest when he failed to return for his curfew at a Halifax-area halfway house.