RCMP investigating attempted robbery on Hardscratch Rd.

August 27, 2021, Brooklyn, Nova Scotia…Yarmouth Rural RCMP is investigating after an attempted robbery on Hardscratch Rd. in Brooklyn.

On August 23, at approximately 11 p.m., police responded to a complaint of an attempted robbery on Hardscratch Rd. between Tinkham Rd. and the Yarmouth County Landfill. The incident occurred earlier in the evening, around 6 p.m.

A man had been travelling on the Hardscratch Rd. when he observed a car stopped on the side of the road. A woman near the car flagged him down. When the victim exited his vehicle, he was rushed by two men who came out of the ditch and attacked him. One of the men was armed with a weapon during the attack. The victim’s dog attacked the man with the weapon and the suspects fled in their own vehicle.

The suspect vehicle is described as a small older grey car. The woman was thin with brown curly hair and sunglasses. One of the male suspects had heavily tattooed arms and at least one heavily tattooed leg.

The Hardscratch Rd. is heavily travelled and anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Yarmouth Rural RCMP Detachment at 902-742-9106. 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 RCMP is aware of the numerous posts circulating on social media and would like to inform the public that this incident is the only one that has been reported to the police.

File #: 2021-1256818