Nova Scotia

Dog stolen in Sackville home invasion

A dog was stolen during an armed home invasion in Lower Sackville Sunday.

A dog was stolen during an armed home invasion in Lower Sackville, N.S., Sunday.

Police discovered the robbery after responding to a fight on Sackville Drive that they suspect was a revenge attack for the theft.

RCMP Staff Sgt. Gerald Grobemeir said that around 4:30 p.m. Sunday two men armed with a handgun burst into a home on Smokey Drive and confronted the sole occupant, a 19-year-old man.

"They confronted a male that was inside the residence, pointed the firearm at him [and] made him get down to the ground," Grobemeir said Monday.

"[The robbers] did not assault him in any way, didn't injure him. The two males that entered the residence then took a number of items — TV, other electronics — and the resident's pit bull."

The victim did not immediately report the incident to police. Grobemeir said they learned about it when they responded to an incident later on Sackville Drive.

"A bit of a fight ensued. A window was smashed out of a car. That was called in to the RCMP, which we responded to. Numerous arrests were made there and then from that we discovered the home invasion incident," he said.

Three people are in custody and police do not believe the incidents were random. No weapon has been recovered, he said. It was not clear if the dog was recovered.