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Police arrest and charge man in connection with December 2018 alleged home invasion

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Amherst Police Department - Darrell Cole

Man arrested by Ontario Provincial Police in July in Thunder Bay

AMHERST, N.S. —

A 26-year-old man has been arrested and charged following an alleged home invasion that occurred in Amherst last December.

Amherst police, with assistance from the Cumberland Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit and the Ontario Provincial Police, charged the man with breaking and entering and the theft of a motor vehicle following the Dec. 17 incident.

The man was arrested by the OPP in Thunder Bay on other matters on July 15.

The Amherst department is working with the OPP and the Ontario Crown Attorney’s office to ensure the man is held accountable for his actions here.

It’s not known when the man will be transferred to Nova Scotia.

An Amherst resident had reported that sometime in the early morning hours of Dec. 17, 2018 that subjects had broken into his home and confronted him in his bedroom.

The homeowner, an 84-year-old male, was injured in the confrontation and was transported to the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre with non life-threatening injuries.

A grey Chevrolet Silverado truck had been stolen from the property. Police had recovered the vehicle in the YMCA parking lot a day after the alleged incident.

Police never identified the victim, but the home belongs to Walter Wells.

Anyone with further information related to this incident is asked to contact the Amherst Police Department at 902-667-8600 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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