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Home invasion victim later forced from moving truck near Upper Stewiacke

A man who was taken from his home at knifepoint was later shoved onto the road from his own truck early Thursday morning.

A man with a knife woke the victim up in his home in Dean, about 30 kilometres from Middle Musquodoboit, and forced him into the driver’s seat of the pickup. A woman who was waiting outside the house got into the truck as well, RCMP said in a news release Friday.

They drove into Colchester County, at which point the home invasion suspect put his foot on the brake as the victim was driving on Highway 280 in Upper Stewiacke. There was a struggle and the victim sustained cuts to his hands and face.

He was shoved out of the vehicle and left on the side of the road, according to a report the RCMP received at 4:13 a.m.

Police found the victim and he was taken by ambulance to hospital with injuries that weren’t life-threatening.

Several RCMP detachments were notified in an attempt to locate the victim’s vehicle with the two suspects inside, the RCMP said in the release. They received a tip the truck was spotted at a service station in Sackville, N.B. Their direction of travel is not known.

Police are asking for the public’s help to find the stolen 2009 black Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck, which has a Nova Scotia licence plate CNT 832. It has an extended cab, with a tool box in the back and silver bed rails on each side of the box.

Anyone with information is asked to call 1-800-803-RCMP or 902-490-5020. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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