Two RCMP Releases: RCMP investigates threat complaint following ads on Kijiji / RCMP requests public’s help​ to investigate report of a gunshot

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RCMP investigates threat complaint following ads on Kijiji

RCMP are reminding the public to take precautions when posting ads on Kijiji and other social media platforms after receiving recent reports of sellers​ being threatened by​ potential buyers.

The Nova Scotia RCMP has received a number of reports​ where females​ in the Halifax area had posted ads on Kijiji about​ prom dresses​ for sale​ and​ were​ subsequently contacted by a man who was interested in the prom dresses. The man, after expressing interest in the prom dresses, asked the sellers for personal information, including address and phone number, and then made threats toward the victims.

If you are posting items for sale on social media, please keep​ the following safety tips in mind:​ don’t provide potential buyers with personal information, including your address or phone number, avoid posting photos that may provide details or your identity and address, and when completing the transaction, meet in a public place where they are many people around.

RCMP requests public’s help​ to investigate report of a gunshot

Halifax District RCMP​ is investigating a report of a gunshot in Lake Echo and is asking the public for information.

On October 14​ at approximately 9:15 p.m., Halifax District RCMP received a complaint of a gunshot in the​ 200​ block of Circle Dr. Preliminary investigation was unable to determine if​ a shot​ was fired.

Anyone with information on these incidents are asked to contact Halifax District RCMP at​ 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.

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