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Digby RCMP arrest two people in connection to a rash of break-ins

RCMP investigate break-ins in Digby County
RCMP say they have recovered some items in relation to a series of break-ins in Digby County. Credit: RCMP
DIGBY COUNTY, NS

Digby RCMP has arrested a man and a woman concerning a series of break-ins throughout Digby County.

Between Nov. 11 and 28, 2023, RCMP responded to 11 reports of break-ins, or attempted break-ins, to businesses in Digby County. The targeted businesses included grocery stores and hardware stores. Some stores were broken into on more than one occasion.

On Dec. 4, Police arrested a man and woman in Digby and executed a search warrant at a residence on West Street in Digby. Police say that they recovered several items linked to the break-ins, including firearms and lottery scratch tickets. Police believe some lottery scratch tickets may still be in circulation.

Digby RCMP has charged 39-year-old Travis Lee Welch of Digby with:
• Breaking and Entering with intent
• Fraud (5 Counts)
• Possession of Property Obtained by Crime (7 Counts)
• Mischief (2 Counts)
• Theft
• Unauthorized possession of a Firearm / prohibited Firearm with Ammunition (2 Counts)
• Unauthorized possession of a Firearm
• Unsafe Storage of firearm (2 counts)
• Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2 Counts)
• Possession of a firearm when knowing possession is unauthorized (2 Counts)
• Careless use of Firearm (2 Counts)

Welch was remanded into custody and appeared in Digby Provincial Court on Dec. 5.

Police say the 31-year-old woman was released on an Undertaking. She is scheduled to appear in Digby Provincial Court at a later date to face some property-related offences.

Police believe other people may be involved in the break-ins and are continuing the investigation.

Police ask with information about the break-ins to contact the Digby RCMP at 902-245-2579 or the Meteghan RCMP at 902-645-2326. If you wish to remain anonymous can contact 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.