Man injured during home invasion

Crime Of The Week

July 31, 2019, Ellershouse, Hants County, Nova Scotia . . . A man was injured following a home invasion that occurred shortly before midnight on July 30.

A man and a woman were asleep in bed when they were woken up by a man standing in the doorway of the bedroom, holding a firearm. The victim struggled with the suspect, and as a result, sustained non life-threatening injuries and required hospital treatment. The woman was not injured. Police do not believe this was a random act.

The suspect is described as a man wearing jeans, a dark hoodie, and a light coloured bandanna over his face. He was approximately 5-foot-5 tall and had a low voice. Hants District RCMP responded to the 911 call and called an RCMP dog and handler to assist with locating the suspect. The dog tracked the suspect to a nearby intersection, leading police to believe the suspect was picked up in a vehicle.

Hants District RCMP is continuing its investigation and is asking anyone with information to call them at 902-798-2207. 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.