September 14, 2018, Plymouth, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia . . . At 8 a.m. on September 13, a 77-year-old man was going into a barn on his property when he was grabbed from behind and dragged to his vehicle by two unknown men. The men forced the victim to hand over an undisclosed amount of money. The men, who wore black clothing including face masks, then forced the victim to drive them to a nearby gravel pit where they took his cell phone, then threw his keys away. The suspects walked away from the pit on foot. The victim sustained a minor injury to his face during the altercation.
The victim found his keys and drove back home. The RCMP was contacted via 911, and Yarmouth Rural and Town detachments responded, using a police dog to attempt to locate the suspects. RCMP Forensic Identification Services is assisting with the investigation, as well as the Yarmouth/ Clare Street Crime Enforcement Unit (SCEU). RCMP have canvassed the area and continue to look for the suspects, who remain at large.
The suspects are described as two men wearing black clothing and black face masks. They had a black backpack, and one of the men had a neck tattoo. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Yarmouth Rural RCMP at 902-742-9106. – please quote File# 20181373198. 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.