Two arrested in T.O. for home invasion in Lower Sackville

RCMP logoTwo men who allegedly committed a violent home invasion in Lower Sackville were apprehended by police in Toronto and returned to Nova Scotia where they appeared in court today.

Shortly after 1:30 p.m. last Wednesday, Halifax District RCMP responded to a report of a home invasion at a residence in Lower Sackville.

Upon arrival, police learned that two males entered the residence and committed vicious non-life threatening injuries to an occupant. It’s believed the victim and the suspects were known to each other.

When police learned that the two suspects, 36-year-old Stephen Douglas Skinner and 37-year-old Barry Andrew Roache, fled to Toronto warrants were issued for their arrest.

With the assistance of the Toronto Police Guns and Gangs Task Force, the individuals were arrested at two separate locations in the Toronto area on Saturday.

Accompanied by investigators from Halifax , the men were returned to Halifax and appeared in Provincial court on Monday.

The suspects face a number of charges including forcible confinement, aggravated assault, assault with a weapon causing bodily harm, possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace and uttering threats.

Both men are being held in custody and will appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court on Friday, July 31.

If anyone has any information regarding this incident, please contact RCMP, Halifax Regional Police, or Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or Secure Web Tips at

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 reward from $50 to $2000.

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