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Two arrested after senior assaulted, three vehicles stolen: N.S. RCMP

A file photo of an RCMP cruiser. (Sean Amato/CTV News Edmonton) A file photo of an RCMP cruiser. (Sean Amato/CTV News Edmonton)
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Police in Nova Scotia say a man and a woman have been arrested after three vehicles were stolen and a senior was assaulted in Cumberland County.

Officers responded to a report of a robbery and theft of a motor vehicle around 3 a.m. Tuesday, according to a news release from the Cumberland County District RCMP.

Officers learned a man allegedly forced his way inside a residence and punched a 67-year-old man, before stealing his blue Mazda CX-9. The SUV was abandoned shortly after it ran out of gas.

According to police, the suspect then met with an accomplice and stole a second vehicle, a grey GMC Sierra, out of a driveway in Wentworth. Police allege the pair drove away and later crashed the vehicle.

“The duo continued their rampage and stole a third vehicle, a blue Ford Transit, out of a driveway in Wallace Ridge,” said Cst. Dominic Laflamme, with the Nova Scotia RCMP, in the release.

“The suspects crashed the van before being picked up by a local resident and driven to a residence on Lake Road in Wentworth.”

The next day, officers arrested a man and woman at the Wentworth residence.

Brandon Polley, 26, from Port Phillip, has been charged with:

  • breaking and entering into a residence with intent
  • robbery
  • assault
  • two counts of theft of motor vehicle
  • two counts of possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000
  • two counts of possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000

Polley appeared in court and was remanded into custody. He will return to Amherst provincial court on Monday at 11 a.m.

The 20-year-old Wentworth woman will be facing charges of:

  • two counts of possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000
  • two counts of theft of motor vehicle

The woman was released on conditions and is scheduled to appear in Amherst provincial court on March 11.

For more Nova Scotia news visit our dedicated provincial page.

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