Five people have been arrested in relation to a May armed robbery at Cole Harbour's Beazley Bowling Alley.

Halifax RCMP first reported that four bandana-clad men – which they now say could be five - followed a 19-year-old female employee and her friend all the way to Porter’s Lake after she closed the alley just after midnight.

The suspects then allegedly jumped out of their car and forced the girls to drive back to the bowling alley and turn off the security alarm. The men placed the girls’ heads in bags and held guns to their heads while discussing shooting them, according to Beazley owner Al Peters.


An undisclosed amount of money was stolen from the alley.

Yesterday morning police arrested one man on in North Preston. By afternoon, three other men had turned themselves into police and a 17-year-old was arrested in North Preston. The ages of the others are 31, 21, 20 and 18.

“It’s been an ongoing investigation since the robbery took place in May,” said RCMP spokesman Cpl. Joe Taplin. “So we had officers from the integrated team that were dedicated to this investigation. Information they kept receiving and investigation of tips led to the arrests of these five individuals.”

Taplin said charges against the individuals could be laid today.

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