**** RCMP Media Release
The General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division is asking for public assistance to locate the suspects in a home invasion that occurred during the overnight hours between June 19 and 20.
At 4:13 a.m. on June 20, Halifax District RCMP was notified that a man had been forced out of his truck on Hwy. 289 in Upper Stewiacke. Police learned that the same man was in a home in Dean, a small community 30 km northeast of Middle Musquodoboit, and was woken up by another man who had broken into his home. The suspect then forced the victim into the victim’s own vehicle. The suspect threatened the victim with a knife.
A woman was also waiting outside the home and all three individuals left in the victim’s truck. They drove into Colchester County, at which point the suspect put his foot on the brake as the victim was driving. There was a struggle, and the victim sustained cuts to his hands and face. The victim was shoved out of the vehicle and left on the side of the road as the suspects left with his truck.
Police found the victim and he was transported via EHS to hospital with what are believed to be non life-threatening injuries. Several RCMP detachments were notified of this incident in an attempt to locate the victim’s vehicle with the two suspects inside. Police did receive a tip that the suspect vehicle was spotted later on at a service station in Sackville, New Brunswick. Their direction of travel is not known.
Police are asking for assistance from the public to locate the stolen truck. It is a 2009 Black Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck, with Nova Scotia licence plate CNT 832. It has an extended cab, with a tool box in the back and silver bed rails on each side of the box. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the RCMP at 1-800-803-RCMP or 902-490-5020. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submit a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca, or use the P3 Tips App.