Halifax Regional Police has made an arrest in an attempted abduction case that occurred on Oct.16 on Oakland Road in Halifax
On that date, a masked man entered a residence armed with a firearm and attempted to forcibly remove an adult male occupant. The victim was able to force the suspect to flee and he contacted police. An extensive search of the area was conducted with the help of the K-9 Unit; however police were unable to locate the suspect. The victim was not injured during the incident. A pellet handgun was later recovered nearby and believed to be connected to the incident
On Oct. 22 at 10:14 a.m., police received a call reporting a break and enter in progress at the same residence after security guards found a man inside the house. The guards were able to detain the man until police arrival. An air soft replica of an assault rifle was also seized. Investigators from the Integrated Major Crimes Unit interviewed the suspect and it was determined that he is the same man responsible for the earlier incident.
A 19-year-old Dartmouth man faces charges of kidnapping and two counts of each of break and enter, disguise with intent, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and using an imitation of a firearm in the commission of an offence. He was held in custody overnight and will appear in Halifax Provincial Court today.