Halifax Regional Police has made an arrest in an attempted abduction case that occurred on October 16, 2012, on Oakland Road in Halifax.
On that date, a masked man entered a residence armed with a firearm and attempted to forcibly remove a man. 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 a K-9 Unit; however, police were unable to locate the suspect. The victim was not injured during the incident. A pellet handgun, believed to be connected to the incident, was later recovered nearby.
On October 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 HRP/RCMP Integrated Major Crime Unit interviewed the suspect and it was determined that he is the same man responsible for the October 16 incident.
A 19-year-old Dartmouth man faces charges of kidnapping and two counts 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.