Tri-County Vanguard

RCMP charge man in multiple incidents


The Yarmouth RCMP's General Investigat­ion Section has charged a man they say was involved in multiple incidents in the Yarmouth and Barrington areas.

On Dec. 30, a report of a stolen vehicle in Barrington Passage – followed shortly after by a report of a single vehicle collision on Hwy. 103 in Clyde River – led to the arrest of a male driver. Upon identifyin­g the driver, police arrested him for being involved in a number of other incidents between Dec. 23 and 28, including thefts at a grocery store and a department store in Yarmouth, break and enters into two businesses in Hebron, and an armed robbery at a grocery store in Yarmouth.

Anthony Scott Haynes, 49, of Kentville, has been charged with: Robbery with a Weapon; Disguised with Intent; Unauthoriz­ed Possession of a Prohibited Weapon; Assault with a Weapon; Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose; Break and Enter (2 counts); Possession of Break-In Instrument­s (2 counts); Theft of Conveyance; Dangerous Operation of a Conveyance; Flight from Peace Officer; Operation of a Conveyance while Prohibited; Theft under $5,000 (2 counts) and Failure to Comply with Conditions.

Haynes was remanded into custody and will appear in Yarmouth Provincial Court for a bail hearing on Jan. 10. The investigat­ions in these incidents were led by the Yarmouth RCMP General Investigat­ion Section with assistance from Yarmouth/Clare RCMP Street Crime Enforcemen­t Unit, Yarmouth Town RCMP, Yarmouth Rural RCMP and Barrington RCMP.

On Dec. 29, the RCMP said they were investigat­ing an armed robbery that had occurred at a grocery store in Yarmouth on the evening of Dec. 28. Police said a man entered the store wearing a Halloween mask and had what appeared to be bear spray in his hand. The man demanded cash, which he was given, and then fled the store on foot.

In a post on its Facebook page, Yarmouth Freshmart said the masked individual entered the store at approximat­ely 7:45 p.m. “The mask is a wolf-like mask that covered the entire face which the individual only put on near the store,” the business wrote in its post. “Thankfully, no one was injured, and everyone is safe.”

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