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Help the RCMP solve an arson

Sheet Harbour RCMP members responded to a house fire on MacDonald Cove Rd. on February 2 just after 11 a.m. The home was abandoned and was completely destroyed as a result of the fire. No one was hurt. Investigators checked around the area and determined that a man and a vehicle seen in the area around the time of the fire may have been involved, and are asking for assistance from the public to locate him. Police located suspect footprints around the building and have reason to believe an accelerant was used to start the fire.

Sheet Harbour RCMP are attempting to locate a person of interest in this matter, who was seen in the area at the time of the fire. He is described as a young male, approximately 5-foot-10, thin, in his early to mid twenties, with a full, dark beard. He was wearing a grey and black hoodie and sneakers. The vehicle is described as a dark coloured Ford or Chevrolet pickup, possibly a late ‘1990’s model, and possibly with a cap.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Halifax District RCMP at 902 490-5020, or Sheet Harbour RCMP at 902-885-2510. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can also contact Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or text TIP202 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637) or submit tips by Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca. Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash award.

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Source: Media Release

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