Police request public assistance identifying suspect in church break and ent

Halifax Regional Police is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying two suspects in relation to a break and enter into a church that occurred last week in Dartmouth.

On September 18, police received a report that a church located at 60 Hastings Drive in Dartmouth had been broken into sometime between the night of September 17 and the early morning hours of September 18. The suspect(s) damaged property and took electronics and a quantity of cash.

Police are releasing a video clip and a picture of two people who were in the area at the time of incident. Investigators are asking anyone who can identify the people or may have seen them in the area at the time to contact police.

In addition to the break-in on Hastings Drive, investigators in the General Investigation Section of the Criminal Investigation Division are continuing to investigate five break and enters into churches in Dartmouth:

  • Occurred overnight September 17 – 18: 255 Portland Street
  • Occurred overnight September 17 – 18:  1 Regency Drive
  • Occurred sometime between September 15 and 19: 27 Farrell Street
  • Occurred during the overnight hours on September 19-20: 51 Athorpe Drive in Dartmouth
  • Reported on September 20: 181 Portland Street

Investigators are continuing to determine if any property was stolen during these break-ins and are considering the possibility that all six incidents are related.

Police are asking anyone who notices any suspicious activity around residences, businesses or places of worship to report it by calling 902-490-5020.

Anyone with information on the incidents or the people in the video, or who may have video from any of the areas where the break-ins occurred, is asked to call police at 902-490-5016. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or by using the P3 Tips app.

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