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RCMP search for home invasion suspects

News release

On April 12 at 10:38 p.m., three men smashed through a patio door to enter a home on Mines Bass River Rd. in Montrose, Colchester County. They pointed long guns at a woman who was in the home, demanded she get down on the floor, and used zip ties to secure her wrists. They ransacked her home and stole a quantity of marihuana and several firearms. They fled the home and left in a vehicle, headed towards Bass River.

The woman was not hurt. She was alone in the home at the time of the robbery. Once the men left, she called her boyfriend, who called 911. RCMP responded, and called a police dog and Forensic Identification Services to attend the scene and assist. Police did not locate the suspects and are continuing their efforts to find them.

A total of seven firearms were stolen, including five long guns and two handguns. One handgun has the firing pin removed and the other is a muzzle loader. Police do not feel this was a random act. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Colchester District RCMP at 902-893-6824 or 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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