Police charge man with assault following robbery in Lower Sackville

RCMP police news

Halifax Regional RCMP charged a man in connection to a robbery that turned violent in Lower Sackville.

Police say that on March 6, 2024, at around 6:35 p.m., officers responded to a report of an assault that took place at a hardware store on Sackville Drive. According to police, a 31-year-old man allegedly assaulted a store employee who stepped in during his attempt to flee the store with unpaid merchandise.

Police say two other employees and a customer assisted the victim and restrained the suspect until RCMP officers arrived.

The 65-year-old victim suffered minor injuries and attended a hospital.

Police say 31-year-old Justin Frank Isaac-Francis was safely arrested at the scene and is charged with:
• Robbery
• Assault
• Uttering Threats
• Resist a Peace Officer
• Failure to Comply with Probation Order

Isaac-Francis was held in custody and was scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court on March 7.