Police are searching for a suspect who robbed a woman at knifepoint on Waterside Terrace in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, on Monday evening, cutting her hand in the process.
Halifax Regional Police said in a press release that a woman was trekking in the area of Waterside Terrace in Portland Hills about 6 p.m. AT when she was approached by an individual who possessed a knife.
The suspect demanded the woman offer him her belongings. He then cut her hand and ran away.
Based on information from potential witnesses, officers said they originally thought the suspect could have escaped in a raft across nearby Morris Lake.
With assistance from Halifax Fire, police searched the lake area. But then, based on additional evidence, police said they came to believe the man on the raft was not the suspect.
They believe the man left the scene in a car, and are still on the lookout for him.
The woman got serious but non-life-threatening injuries, and is being treated at the hospital.
Description of suspect
Police describe the man as a Black man 5-5 to 5-7, and he was wearing red track pants and a black hooded sweater.
Any person with information is asked to call police at 902-490-5016, or send an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222 TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip online or using the P3 Tips App.