Nova Scotia RCMP makes arrests after handguns, jewelry and cash stolen

Nappan, Nova Scotia – Cumberland District RCMP responded to a break-in at a home on MacDonald Rd. in Nappan on October 6. The break-in occurred sometime that afternoon. The homeowner reported a safe was stolen, and it contained two handguns, ammunition, jewelry, and cash. The items stolen were worth around $20,000.00.


Cumberland District RCMP, along with Cumberland District Street Crime Enforcement Unit and Codiac District RCMP conducted an investigation which resulted in the search of three homes: one in Springhill, one in Amherst, and one in Cap Pele, New Brunswick. Two handguns and a large portion of the jewelry were recovered during the searches. Three people have been charged as a result of the investigation:

Troy Shawn Sweeney, 28, of Amherst is charged with Break, Enter and Theft, Mischief, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, Possession of a Restricted Weapon, Knowingly Possessing a Restricted Weapon x 2, Possession of a Restricted Weapon with readily accessible ammunition x 2, Possession of a Stolen Restricted Weapon x 2, Transfer of a Restricted Weapon without authorization x 2, Possession of a firearm while prohibited x 3. He has been remanded to November 14 in Amherst Provincial Court.

A 36-year-old man from Springhill and a 26-year-old man from Amherst are also facing charges related to this matter.

The investigation is ongoing.

Nova Scotia RCMP