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RCMP seek burglar who targeted 3 Hammonds Plains businesses in one night

The suspect spent two hours trying to pry open the door at Kingswood Market and succeeded at about 1:30 a.m. on Thursday. He stole various energy drink products and chocolate milk before leaving.
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Halifax District RCMP are seeking the public's assistance in identifying a suspect who recently targeted three local businesses in Hammonds Plains.

Just before 10 p.m. on Wednesday, a male suspect attempted to break in to the Edible Matters Restaurant on Hammonds Plains Road, but failed. The suspect then moved on to the Tim Hortons at the corner of Kingswood Drive and Hammonds Plains Road, where he gained access to a storage shed. It's unknown if anything was taken, RCMP said in a news release.

At about 11:30 p.m., the suspect targeted a third business, the Kingswood Market. A surveillance camera there captured him approaching the rear entrance carrying a pizza, police said.

He spent two hours trying to pry open the door and succeeded at around 1:30 a.m. He stole various energy drink products and chocolate milk before leaving.

The suspect was wearing a camouflage jacket with a hood, jeans and rubber boots.

Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact Halifax District RCMP at 902-490-5020. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can also contact Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or text TIP202 + your message to 'CRIMES' (274637) or submit tips by Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca. Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash award.



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