Two men face charges in connection with an early morning break and enter in Dartmouth.
At 1:14 a.m., police responded to the 0-100 block of Kennedy Drive for a report of a robbery in progress. Two men, one armed with a hand gun and the other with a knife, forced their way into the residence. A man and woman were home at the time and the suspects demanded items from the man. A shot was fired inside the home, however, no one was hurt. The woman was able to flee the residence and call police. Members of the East Quick Response Unit and Patrol arrived very quickly and observed two men fleeing the residence. Officers arrested both suspects, and a firearm and a quantity of marijuana was seized.
The man and woman who live in the home were both charged with drug possession and will appear in court at a later date. The two 20-year-old suspects are scheduled to appear in court this afternoon to face to following charges:
Section 348(1)(b) CC - Break and Enter to Commit RobberySection 344(1)(a) CC - Robbery with Restricted FirearmSection 279(2) CC - Unlawful ConfinementSection 86(1) CC - Careless Use of a FirearmSection 86(2) CC - Unsafe Handling/ contrary to regulationsSection 87 CC - Pointing a FirearmSection 88 CC - Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose (2 counts)Section 90 CC - Carrying a Concealed WeaponSection 91(2) CC - Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited Weapon Section 92(1) CC - Possession of a Firearm Knowing it is UnauthorizedSection 95 CC - Possession of a Restricted Firearm with AmmunitionSection 96 CC - Possession of a Weapon Obtained by the Commission of an OffenceSection 244.2(1)(b) CC - Discharging Firearm - RecklessnessSection 5(2) CDSA - Drug possession for the purpose of trafficking
One of the two men faces the following additional charges:
Section 137 YCJA - Breach of Probation (2 counts)Section 117.01(1) CC - Possession of Weapon while Prohibited (3 counts)
This was not a random incident as investigators believe it is drug related.