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Several seasonal residences targeted over holidays

Halifax District RCMP is investigating multiple break and enters in to unoccupied homes and cottages.

On December 24, North Central RCMP Detachment in Middle Musquobodoit received three complaints of seasonal residences being broken in to on West Loon Village Rd. in Loon Lake, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on this date. One of the cottages had a shot gun stolen. Another cottage had a Gamo Air rifle, television, Tasco binoculars, BOSE stereo system and two trail cameras were taken during the break and enter.

On December 29, North Central RCMP Detachment in Middle Musquodoboit received three complaints of seasonal residences being broken in to on Hillcrest Dr. in East Loon Lake. It appeared the break and enters occurred earlier that morning. In one cottage, a safe was pried open where two firearms were stolen. The other cottages report a chain saw, water pump, LG television, fishing gear and snow shoes, having been taken.

On December 30, two sheds at a cottage were broken in to on the St. Mary’s Rd. in College Lake. It is unknown if anything was taken.

On Sunday, December 31, Sheet Harbour RCMP Detachment received a complaint of a break and enter in to a vacant home on Highway 7 in Tangier. Sometime between Friday evening and Sunday morning, thieves entered the home and stole two oil filled heaters.

On the same date, a second complaint was received of a seasonal residence being broken in to on Highway 7 in Tangier. The owner reports multiple power tools and two air soft guns having been taken.

RCMP Forensic Identification Section is assisting with the ongoing investigations.

RCMP is encouraging owners to take extra steps to secure their property during the winter months to prevent the cottage or camp bring targeted by thieves. Last year, RCMP received reports of more than 300 break-ins at seasonal properties.

Anyone with information about these break and enters is asked to contact the Sheet Harbour Detachment at902-885-2510 or the North Central Detachment at 902-384-3401Should 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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