There’s been another home invasion in HRM.

Halifax RCMP responded to a home on West Lawrencetown Road just after 4 p.m. Thursday after receiving a 911 report of a break-in in progress.

According to police spokesman Cpl. Joe Taplin, the residents arrived home to find two men inside.

“One of them had a jewelry box in their hand,” Taplin said. “They threw the jewelry box down, ran towards (the residents), pushed them out of the way, (and) exited the residence.”

Taplin said RCMP were on the scene almost immediately, and managed to arrest a 22-year-old man after a short foot pursuit. With the help of a K-9 unit, RCMP tracked a second 18-year-old suspect to a nearby trail.

Both men could face several charges, Taplin said, including break and enter, theft and assault.
This is the third home invasion Halifax RCMP have responded to this week.

Early Monday, an East Preston home was broken into and several pieces of electronics were stolen.

The following morning, a woman and her one-year-old child were confronted in their Mineville apartment by a man wearing a ski-mask. He made off with a laptop computer.


RCMP say the earlier burglaries may be related, but it’s too early to say whether Thursday’s incident is as well.

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