Stolen vehicle found in Truro; youths facing charges

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TRURO - A stolen vehicle was recovered in Truro early Monday morning and three of the youths found fleeing the vehicle are facing charges.

Truro Police Service News

The vehicle was one of four stolen from a used car lot on Sackville Drive in Lower Sackville.    

Truro Police Service Insp. Rob Hearn said patrol officers saw the stolen vehicle on the Lower Truro Road at around 1:50 a.m.

“Our officers didn’t pursue the vehicle as they already had someone in their custody, but not long after, we got a call from someone on Upham Road,” he said. “They noticed some young people jump out of a car parked in a lot and thought it looked suspicious.”

Hearn said officers chased down at least four young males that took off running down Pleasant Street. Three are facing charges, including a 17-year-old from Yarmouth, 18-year-old from Lower Sackville and 19-year-old from Cole Harbour.

The oldest teenager is the same teenager the Truro Police arrested and charged early in the month with theft of vehicles, breaking and entering, as well as property damage, at several locations throughout Truro.

“He was released from custody on a surety and we received notification that he had breached his release conditions, so we’ve been searching for him since Friday,” said Hearn.

At around 9 p.m. Sunday, the RCMP in Lower Sackville responded to a call of theft of two motor vehicles.

Upon arrival, the RCMP identified that the culprits had stolen four vehicles after crashing through a locked gate.  

One vehicle was recovered in Upper Sackville and a 20-year-old male from Halifax was taken into custody. 

He will appear in court on Monday facing numerous charges.  

The RCMP continues to investigate the thefts and look for the remaining two vehicles.

Twitter: @TDNRaissa

Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: Truro, Upper Sackville

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