Police say four people were arrested on Wednesday evening, minutes after a man was badly beaten during an armed home invasion in Tantallon.
Halifax RCMP Const. Tammy Lobb said officers made a “spectacular” takedown just after 6:30 p.m., stopping a vehicle full of suspects as it fled the scene. Lobb said police found a firearm in the car, as well as cash.
“Four suspects broke into the home and restrained the residents. An adult man was assaulted with a pipe and suspects used a firearm to threaten them and demand a quantity of cash,” she said.
It is understood the victim’s wife and teenage son were also present.
A source with knowledge of the assault told Metro a blue car pulled up in front of the house and three people wearing hoods and masks raced inside brandishing guns.
The source said the man in the house was tied up and severely beaten. The three assailants ran out of the house and fled in the waiting car, but were stopped by police.
The home invasion happened on Hemlock Drive, in a subdivision with only one main way in and out.
The four people stopped were in Halifax provincial court on Thursday to face about 70 charges, including break-and-enter, robbery with a firearm, assault causing bodily harm, unlawful confinement and a range of firearms offences.
Police don’t believe the attack was random. The man was taken to hospital and released Thursday.