HALIFAX — Police are looking for a violent thief with a taste for trousers.
They say two men approached two other men in downtown Halifax (around Prince and Argyle streets) just after midnight and began punching them.
Investigators say one of the assailants demanded that one of the victims hand over his jeans, however, the two fled the scene without the trousers.
"I think the pants were the focus of the robbery,'' said Const. Dianne Woodworth of Halifax police. "In my almost 10 years, it's nothing I've heard of. It doesn't mean it hasn't happened, but it definitely piqued my interest this morning.''
A 26-year-old Bridgewater, N.S., man was arrested in the area a short time later and is due in court, but the second suspect remains at large.
Paramedics treated the two victims for minor injuries.