Quebec pair arrested for allegedly defrauding cellphone stores in Halifax
A pedestrian talking on a mobile phone is silhouetted in front of a fountain at John F. Kennedy Plaza, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012. (AP / Matt Rourke)
Published Monday, December 31, 2012 4:57PM EST
Last Updated Monday, December 31, 2012 5:16PM EST
HALIFAX--Police in Halifax have arrested two people from Quebec after they allegedly attempted to buy cellphones with false identification.
Const. Pierre Bourdages says Halifax police received calls from three cellphone stores on Sunday afternoon.
Bourdages says all three stores reported that a man and a woman were trying to buy high-end cellphones with false identification.
Police say 20-year-old Omar Hassani of Montreal was arrested on Brownlow Avenue, while 18-year-old Ashley Ighekpe of Pierrefonds were arrested in a nearby hotel.
Police say they seized cellphones and numerous sets of false identification. Bourdages says they are facing numerous fraud charges.