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Items worth $500,000 allegedly stolen in crime spree spanning Hants, Halifax, Lunenburg counties

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One of three accused facing seven charges relating to alleged incidents in West Hants' Bramber area

HANTS – An alleged ten-month crime spree spanning Hants, Halifax and Lunenburg counties has resulted in nearly 50 charges laid after items worth more than $500,000 were stolen.

And of the break and enters alleged to have occurred, police say five happened in West Hants’ Bramber area.

RCMP say this speed boat was among several other items stolen during a string a break and enters in Lunenburg, Halifax and Hants counties. Nicholas John Mitchell, 39, of Hubbards, faces several break and enter charges from alleged incidents in West Hants
RCMP say this speed boat was among several other items stolen during a string a break and enters in Lunenburg, Halifax and Hants counties. Nicholas John Mitchell, 39, of Hubbards, faces several break and enter charges from alleged incidents in West Hants

Police have charged Nicholas John Mitchell, 39, of Hubbards, in connection with these alleged incidents.

Mitchell faces a total of 39 charges, with seven of these – break and enter, trespassing and break of undertaking – stemming from alleged incidents in West Hants.

He will appear in provincial court in Windsor Dec. 11.

"Throughout the past eight months, RCMP investigators were able to draw upon a number of resources and experts to bring this investigation to a successful conclusion," said Insp. Rob Bell, Operations East, Halifax District in a release.

Andrew Stewart Ritchie, 42, of Hatchet Lake and Darlene Marie MacAulay, 46, of Tantallon are also facing charges in connection with the alleged incidents.

A total of 47 charges have been laid by police after they allege items including a vehicle, speed boat, trailer, tires and power tools were stolen.

According to the release, these charges were laid as a result of a joint investigation involving members of Lunenburg County, Halifax, and Windsor Street Crime Enforcement Units and the Windsor General Investigation Section which began in November after investigators found information they say suggested the incidents were related.

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