Four people face charges following a string of break and enters in the Bridgewater, N.S., area.

RCMP laid the charges following a recent incident at the Irving in Newcombville.

A home in Bridgewater was searched a couple of hours after a break-in Saturday night, resulting in arrests.

Lunenburg County RCMP Sgt. Stephen McQueen said there have been a number of break-ins recently . 

“Over the last few weeks we’ve had, I think, five or six of these very similar break and enters in the commercial businesses. A lot of the items stolen are cigarettes,” he said.

“Currently, we just have them charged with the one offence, the incident that happened on Saturday night. But we are hoping that this will slow down or stop these offences — the ones we’ve had over the last few weeks.”

During the search of the Bridgewater home, police seized tobacco and prescription pills. 

Three men face breaking and entering and drug charges. A woman is also accused of possessing stolen property and is facing drug charges.