Home invasion, robbery and sexual assault: Charges laid

Halifax Regional Police has charged a man in relation to a home invasion and robbery that occurred in Halifax yesterday.

At approximately 3:05 p.m. police were called to a robbery that had just occurred in the area of Hunter and Cunard streets in Halifax. Shortly before 3 p.m. a man approached a woman in a parked vehicle in the area of South Street and offered money in exchange for a drive. The woman then drove the man to the area of Cunard Street. At that time, he took her property, stated he had a firearm and threatened her. The woman pulled over and exited the vehicle. The suspect assaulted the woman as he took her property and fled the area on foot. The woman was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

While on scene, officers were advised of a second incident believed to be involving the same suspect.

Shortly after the first incident, the suspect entered a residence in the 2300 block of Clifton Street. Two women inside the home were confronted by the suspect who produced a brick and broken bottle before confining them in a bedroom. The man threatened, physically assaulted, and sexually assaulted the women. The two women fought the suspect and escaped. The man then fled the residence. The women were taken to hospital for treatment of serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

At approximately 3:30 p.m. officers arrested the suspect who was hiding in the backyard of a residence in the 2300 block of Hunter Street.

The suspect was taken to hospital for a medical condition and while awaiting treatment he attempted to flee, but officers quickly apprehended him. 

Gamon Jay Leacock, 49, is scheduled to appear in Halifax provincial court today to face charges of:

  • Aggravated sexual assault (x2)
  • Assault
  • Unlawful confinement (x2)
  • Uttering threats to cause bodily harm or death (x2)          
  • Robbery
  • Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000
  • Break, enter and commit offence
  • Escaping lawful custody
  • Failure to comply with condition of release order (x2)

We are not providing any additional details out of concern for the survivors’ privacy and wellbeing.


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