Two youths detained after illegally entering parked vehicle

News release

Two youths have been detained after entering a vehicle parked on Hornes Rd. in Eastern Passage without permission from the owner.

On March 25 at approximately 9 p.m., Halifax District RCMP received a call from a vehicle owner advising that two youths had been located inside the caller's car. The caller confronted the youths and kept a visual on them until police arrived. A 15-year-old male and a 13-year-old male were detained, transported to their parents and placed into their custody.

Halifax District RCMP also received four additional reports of nearby vehicles on Hornes Rd. and Janis Ann Dr. being rummaged through on March 25. Items taken from those vehicles, including a laptop, have since been returned to the owners.

All vehicles targeted were unlocked. The RCMP is reminding the public to lock vehicles and remove valuables in order to help protect property against theft.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about these incidents is 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.

File #s: 19-43214, 19- 43238, 19-43248, 19-43255, 19-43451.