UPDATED: Two Wellington men charged in home invasion

An RCMP cruiser at headquarters in Dartmouth. (Healey photo)

WELLINGTON: Three people have been arrested after an early morning home invasion in Wellington on Christmas Eve.

N.S. RCMP spokesman Sgt. Andrew Joyce told The Laker News on Dec. 29 that two men, both from Wellington, have been charged as a result of the incident, which left one man with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police are still looking for the third man involved, he said.

No further information was available.

On Dec. 24, Sgt. Joyce said the RCMP’s/HRP Integrated Criminal Investigation Division is investigating the incident that occurred on Highway 2, near Calderwood Drive in Wellington.

He said that at approximately 2:05 a.m., Halifax District RCMP responded to a call of a home invasion in Wellington. Police arrived to find that the suspects had left the area.

“The preliminary investigation has revealed that the victim had been at a home with two other occupants when three men and a woman, all adults, forcibly entered the residence and repeatedly punched the male resident,” said Sgt. Joyce. “Belongings from the residence were taken by the offenders who then fled the area.”

Sgt. Joyce said the victim incurred non-life-threatening injury.

Police vehicles were spotted on Sunny Lea Drive and along Hwy 2 in the 4600-block area.

For a short time, a resident told The Laker News motorists were being detoured up Calderwood Drive and down Abilene in Oaken Hills, around the scene.

The investigation is ongoing and being led by RCMP/HRP Integrated Criminal Investigation Division.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Halifax District RCMP at 902-490-5020.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submit a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca, or use the P3 Tips App.

File # 20-150824