Police investigate break and enter, assault and suspicious fire

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Police investigate break and enter, assault and suspicious fire

The RCMP/HRP Integrated General Investigation Section of the Criminal Investigation Division is investigating a break and enter, assault and arson that occurred at a home in Lower Sackville.

At approximately 5:10 a.m. on February 27, Halifax District RCMP responded to a home on fire Sackville Dr.​ The only occupant was able to get out prior to police arrival and was taken to hospital by EHS with non life-threatening injuries.

Police believe an unknown man had entered the home, assaulted the occupant and started a fire in the home before leaving. The suspect is described as a white man, 5-foot-7 and was wearing a dark jacket and a hat.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Halifax District RCMP at​ 902-490-5020. Should you wish to remain anonymous, please 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

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117 Sackville Drive, Lower Sackville

February 27, 2021

This fire involved a single unit dwelling.

There was one injury and no fatalities.

The ignition source was undetermined.  The area of origin was determined to be a storage room.

There were operating smoke alarms.

The cause of this fire is classified as INCENDIARY.

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