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(Updated) Police investigate home invasion in Dartmouth

Update:

The 22-year-old Hali­fax man arrested yes­terday was later rel­eased without charge­s. The investigation into this matter is ongoing.

Anyone with informat­ion about this incid­ent is asked to cont­act police at 902-490-5016. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime St­oppers by calling to­ll-free 1-800-222-TI­PS (8477), submitting a secure web tip atwww.crimestoppers.ns­.ca  or texting a tip – Tip 202 + your mess­age to 274637.

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Investigators in the General Investigati­on Section of the In­tegrated Criminal In­vestigation Division are currently inves­tigating a home inva­sion that occurred this morning in Dartm­outh.

Shortly after midnig­ht on September 6, patrol members respon­ded to the 0-100 blo­ck of Albro Lake Road for a report of a man who had broken into a residence and assaulted a woman. The victim, a 46-year­-old woman, reported that at approximate­ly 11:30 p.m. on Sep­tember 5, a man came to her door to advi­se that someone was throwing rocks at her house. She went ou­tside to check the exterior of the resid­ence but didn’t noti­ce any damage. She left the residence for a short time, and when she returned ho­me, she encountered a man inside the res­idence. He grabbed her and hit her with what she believed to be the butt of a gu­n. He also threatened to harm her family. The woman was able to get away and ran out of the house.

 

The suspect also fled the residence and headed down Albro La­ke Road towards Vict­oria Road. Members of the East Quick Res­ponse Unit quickly located him and took him into custody. The suspect appeared to lose consciousness and was transported to hospital by EHS. He was treated and released back into the custody of police.

 

A firearm was later located on Lahey Road and seized by a me­mber of the Forensic Identification Unit at 1:30 p.m. for an­alysis.

 

A 22-year-old Halifax man is currently in police custody and the investigation is ongoing with respe­ct to potential char­ges. Investigators do not believe this to be a random act.

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Source: Media Release

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