Police say the same group of would-be-robbers were physically attacked in separate incidents early yesterday morning.
In the first robbery attempt, Halifax Regional Police say two men were walking in the area of Lucien Drive in Dartmouth at 12:15 a.m. when four males approached them from a silver car.
Police say they demanded cash and cigarettes from the 19-year-old victims. The victims were then hit and knocked to the ground, with one struck with a bottle.
It was at this point, police say, the victims got up and fought back and the suspects fled.
About an hour later at Caldwell and Cow Bay roads in Eastern Passage, Halifax RCMP say three males got out of a silver car and tried to rob a 23-year-old man.
Police say the victim ran, but was caught and assaulted by the suspects, including with a hockey stick.
The victim, police say, eventually gained possession of the stick and used it to fight off the suspects before getting away and contacting police.
What was believed to be the suspects’ car was pulled over by police a short time later and the occupants were taken in for questioning.
Police say they’re continuing to investigate but no charges had yet been laid.