RCMP looking for help with Blockhouse vehicle theft

RCMP seeking public assistance in theft of vehicle investigation

July 22, 2022, Blockhouse, Nova Scotia… Lunenburg District RCMP recover stolen vehicle during a traffic stop in Blockhouse.

On July 13, 2022, a white 2012 Toyota Prius was stolen from a parking lot on St. Margarets Bay Rd. in Upper Tantallon.

On July 19, at approximately 11:15 a.m., Lunenburg District RCMP completed a traffic stop of the stolen vehicle near Hwy. 103 in Blockhouse. RCMP officers observed the driver jump out of the car while it was still in motion and run into a nearby wooded area.

An RCMP police dog and officer began tracking the man but were required to stop when the dog came in contact with a porcupine. The police dog received medical care and will make a full recovery.

The investigation is ongoing and being assisted by the RCMP Forensic Identification Section.

Anyone with information regarding the incidents is asked to contact Lunenburg District RCMP at 902-275-3583. 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.

Police file #’s: 2022-1002826, 22-85062 refer.