1 In custody, police seek 2 others after violent bank robbery in Halifax

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One man is in custody and police are looking for two other suspects in connection with a violent robbery in Halifax. Halifax Regional Police responded to a report of a robbery at the Bank of Montreal on Nine Mile Drive shortly after 4 p.m. Thursday.

Police say three masked men – one of whom had a handgun – entered the bank and demanded money from the clerk. Police say the armed man then struck the clerk in the head with a gun.

The suspects fled the bank with an undisclosed amount of money and left the scene in a grey Mazda 3, heading towards Larry Uteck Drive and then inbound toward Halifax on Highway 102.

The clerk was treated at the scene and did not go to hospital.

At 9:40 p.m., police located a vehicle on Indigo Walk that matched the description of the suspects’ vehicle. The officers spotted three men on Lemon Walk that they believed may have been involved in the robbery.

The men fled on foot as the officers approached and one was taken into custody following a foot chase.

The other two escaped into a wooded area. A K9 unit assisted police at the scene, but they were unable to locate the suspects.

The vehicle has been seized. Police say the incident remains under investigation and no charges have been laid at this time.

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