RCMP investigate home invasion

March 3, 2020, Hopewell, Pictou County, Nova Scotia… Pictou County RCMP are searching for four suspects after an alleged home invasion in Hopewell, Pictou County.

RCMP were called just before 4 a.m. on February 27, to a home on Stellarton Trafalgar Rd. The homeowner heard someone entering the home through the back door, he went to check and the suspects sprayed him with a sensory irritant. The homeowner managed to exit the house and was able to see four suspects fleeing to a waiting vehicle. All suspects were wearing masks to hide their identity.

Police believe that the suspects had already been in the house during which they were able to steal car keys, garage door openers, and a Ruger .22 Calibre rifle. The rifle is pink and black camouflage coloured and has a Burris scope installed.

The homeowner called 911 and police responded to the area however no suspects or fleeing vehicle were located.

Police are reminding residents to secure their properties which may include locking your doors, the use of home security alarms and following the #9PMROUTINE.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Pictou District RCMP at 902-755-4141. 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.

The investigation is continuing.

File # 2020-276012