LinkA Halifax resident outsmarted two men who kicked in the front door of his Chebucto Road apartment at about 3:30 a.m. Saturday and demanded cash.
The man told the intruders he did not have any money but offered to go to a bank machine to get some.
They agreed and waited in the apartment while he left and called police.
Halifax Regional Police said two men, 51 and 53, were arrested and will be charged with break and enter and robbery.
The victim and the suspects know each other, police said.