Home invasion investigated by police

Just before five o’clock this morning, January 24, 2018, Halifax District RCMP responded to a 911 call of a home invasion at a residence on Astral Dr. in Cole Harbour.

Multiple adults were in the residence when four males entered the home with their faces covered, produced firearms and proceeded to rob them. The victims were tied up. They managed to escape after the four suspects had departed the home. One of the victims, a male, suffered minor injuries and was treated at hospital after being assaulted during the incident. The suspects took cell phones and jewelry from the home.

RCMP and Halifax Regional Police K-9 attended the scene and were unable to locate the suspects. RCMP Forensic Identification Section is assisting with the investigation.

The investigation is ongoing and is being conducted by the General Investigative Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division. Police are asking anyone with information to contact Halifax District RCMP or Halifax Regional Police at 902-490-5020. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can also contact Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or text TIP202 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637) or submit tips by Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca. Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash award