Police vehicle forced off road during chase

Halifax Regional Police is investigating an assault with a weapon in relation to a stolen motor vehicle that occurred in Halifax early this morning and are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect.

At approximately 3:30 a.m., RCMP Halifax Regional Detachment received a report of a motor vehicle that was stolen in Timberlea. At approximately 3:40 a.m. Halifax Regional Police located the stolen black Volkswagen Golf and attempted to stop it in the 100 block of Chain Lake Drive in Halifax. The driver did not stop and continued at a slow speed. A dark colored Ford pickup truck, which was following behind the police vehicle, struck the police vehicle causing the officer’s vehicle to leave the road. The two suspect vehicles then fled the area. The officer was not physically injured.

The suspect vehicles are described as a 2018 black Volkswagen Golf with Nova Scotia license plate FVJ 039 and a dark colored Ford F150 with an extended cab, Nova Scotia license plate GKV546.

Investigators are also looking to identify a woman who was seen operating the Ford pickup truck believed to be involved in the incident. She is described as a white woman with long blonde hair, approximately 5’8” tall, with a medium build and wearing black clothing.

Anyone with information about the incident, video from the area is asked to call police at 902-490-5020. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or using the P3 Tips App.


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