A Colchester County woman was forced to lay on the floor with her wrists tied as intruders ransacked her house during a home invasion in which firearms and marijuana were stolen.
RCMP Cpl. Jennifer Clarke said in a news release that three men smashed through a patio door to enter a home on Mines Bass River Rd. in Montrose on April 12 at 10:38 p.m.
“They pointed long guns at a woman who was in the home, demanded she get down on the floor, and used zip ties to secure her wrists,” Clarke said, in the release. “They ransacked her home and stole a quantity of marihuana and several firearms.”
The intruders then fled the home and left in a vehicle, headed towards Bass River.
The woman, who was alone at the time, was not hurt. After the men left, she called her boyfriend, who called 911. RCMP responded and called a police dog and Forensic Identification Services to attend the scene. The suspects were not located and police are continuing their efforts to find them.
A total of seven firearms were stolen, including five long guns and two handguns. One handgun has the firing pin removed and the other is a muzzleloader. Clarke said police do not feel this was a random act.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Colchester District RCMP at 902-893-6824 or 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.