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Three people face 73 charges in a rash of break-ins and vehicle thefts on South Shore

Three people have been charged in a string of break-ins and vehicle thefts on the South Shore.

Two men and a woman were arrested last week and face 73 charges after an investigation that involved several police forces and integrated units, Nova Scotia RCMP said in a news release Tuesday.

The South Shore Integrated Street Crime Unit (ISCEU), with the assistance of Bridgewater police, arrested a man at a Bridgewater home last Thursday. Later that evening, another man and a woman were arrested outside a Halifax home by Halifax Regional Police Quick Response Unit.

Tristan Gary Burns, 25, of Truro faces 33 charges, Tristan John Russell, 23, of Bridgewater faces 26 charges and 14 charges were laid against Vanessa Rines, 21, of Bridgewater.

The suspects were remanded into custody and appeared in Bridgewater provincial court Tuesday.

Last Friday, police searched a home on North Street in Bridgewater with the assistance of Shelburne County ISCEU, Bridgewater Police Service and the Lunenburg District RCMP.

Police seized stolen property from several of the locations that had been robbed, as well as clothing worn during the commission of the offences. Two stolen vehicles also were recovered by police.

The break-ins and vehicle thefts occurred in Lunenburg, Queens and Shelburne counties between July 7 and July 21.

“The RCMP would like to acknowledge the quick co-operation and teamwork from Bridgewater Police and Halifax Regional Police in resolving these matters,” the release said.

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