Residents told to go home, lock doors
UPPER STEWIACKE – Residents in the Upper Stewiacke area say they have been told by police to go home and lock their doors as a standoff continues in that area.
Updated 1:01 p.m.
"I'm scared to death," said Jody Evans one of several residents to be warned by police. "Sick to my stomach."
Early Friday morning police barricaded the corner of Stewart Hill Road and Meadowvale Road, about 5 kilometres from the Co-op in Upper Stewiacke searching for suspects.
"We are following up on a major break and enter investigation. We believe we have them contained and, of course, we are trying to make contact with them,” said Sgt. Alain Leblanc , RCMP media relations officer, about 10:30 a.m., Friday.
RCMP has set up a command centre in the area.
Police have not yet made contact with the suspects. It is believed there are two who are wanted for major break and enters in the Halifax area and possibly other parts of Nova Scotia, according to LeBlanc.
Police received info of the suspect's vehicle in the area and that vehicle has been located.
There are rumours of a high-speed chase that took place through the village of Upper Stewiacke late Thursday night.
Police not sure if the suspects are armed, however, all precautions are being taken and while no residents in the immediate area have been evacuated, they have confirmed people have been told to remain inside and keep their doors locked.
Residents are also skeptical that the incident is solely related to break and enters, Evans said.
Motorists can use Meadowvale Road (1:01 p.m.), however, no traffic is moving on Stewart Hill Road.
More to come ….