Hunt for Halifax fugitives gets electronic help

The police search for two dangerous Halifax fugutives, believed to be in the Greater Moncton area, got a high-tech hand over the weekend.

Company posted pictures of Andrew Hudder and Brandon Mombourquette on digital billboard for free

Codiac RCMP received some high profile help over the weekend in their search for two dangerous Halifax fugitives believed to be in the Greater Moncton area.

Pattison Signs posted pictures of Andrew Jason Hudder, 26, and Brandon Joseph Mombourquette, 28, on the large digital billboard in downtown Moncton free of charge.

"Anything that can help us locate them is certainly helpful," said Const. Damien Thériault.

"Just having their face popping up on that billboard on a regular basis over the weekend certainly helped us."

Tips continue to come in about the whereabouts of the men, who are wanted for separate incidents, said Thériault.

Hudder is a suspect in a drive-by shooting that happened in north-end Halifax last November. He has been charged with two counts of attempted murder, two counts of assault with a weapon and nine weapons related offences.

Mombourquette is wanted for seven weapon-related offences stemming from a 2009 traffic stop when police found a loaded handgun in his vehicle.

He failed to attend a court date scheduled for earlier this year. As a result, police issued an Atlantic region-wide warrant for his arrest.

Codiac RCMP, who are working with the Halifax Regional Police, executed two search warrants over the weekend — one on Candice Lane in Moncton, the other on Chartersville Road in Dieppe, said Thériault.

Thériault said they were unable to locate the men.

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information that leads to the arrests of Hudder and Mombourquette.

Both men are considered armed and dangerous. Anyone who sees the men is warned not to approach them and to call the police immediately.

Hudder is described as being six feet, two inches tall, 165 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

Mombourquette is described as being six feet one inch tall, 165 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.