Jermaine Carvery will face charges in Toronto before returning to Halifax to deal with a laundry list of charges he accumulated before his April 3 escape.


Brendan Crawley, spokesman for the Ministry of the Attorney General in Toronto, said the 30-year-old will appear in the College Park courts this morning.


“He’s facing robbery, forcible confinement, disguise with intent and possession of property obtained by crime,” Crawley said.


And those charges will be dealt with first, he said.


“The bottom line is they’ll be proceeding on the charges here first.”

The Toronto charges stem from a attempted on May 24 robbery at the Chanel boutique on Bloor Street.

A spokeswoman from the Halifax Crown Attorney’s office said yesterday that she understood Carvery would come back to Halifax to face charges before dealing with the Toronto charges.

“Mr. Carvery will be brought back to Halifax and will be brought back to court to set a date for his preliminary inquiry,” said Chris Hansen.

Const. Jeff Carr with the Halifax Regional Police said police are relieved Carvery is “off the streets.”