Police looking for suspect in home invasion

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Police are looking for a suspect after a report of a home invasion earlier today.

New Glasgow Regional Police responded to a 9-1-1 call of a home invasion that occurred at a residence on Temperance Street.

An unknown man burst into the residence with a hatchet and demanded money from the lone occupant and immediately fled the area. The suspect did not get any money from the occupant.

Three other occupants were upstairs at the time of the incident but were sleeping.

NGR Police and RCMP K-9 Unit immediately patrolled the area extensively but have not located the suspect.

No one was hurt during the home invasion, but New Glasgow Regional Police is asking for the public to help identify and locate the suspect.

Investigators are asking people to check their residential security cameras, doorbell cameras and business/commercial video security systems to further help identify the suspect.

The suspect is described as:

  • White male
  • 6 feet tall
  • Approximately 150 pounds

Wearing at the time of the incident:

  • Dark hooded sweatshirt with an unknown logo on the front
  • Ball cap
  • Khaki coloured pants

The New Glasgow Regional Police Service Major Crime Unit is investigating this matter. The NGRP is asking anyone who has information about potential suspects in this incident to call New Glasgow Regional Police at 902-752-1941. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can also contact Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) 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.