Police investigating serious assault in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

Yarmouth, Nova Scotia – On January 4 just before 8 p.m., an injured 17-year-old female entered a convenience store in Yarmouth. She was bleeding, had several injuries to her face and hands, and was screaming. Staff at the store called 911 for assistance. Police and paramedics attended the scene and the victim was transported to hospital via EHS.

The investigation has determined that the victim was picked up in blue Hyundai Tucson (small SUV) with Nova Scotia licence plate GGA 153, on Cliff St. by one female on a pretense, when the assaults began. Three people were in the back of the vehicle unbeknownst to the victim, and they started hitting her and punching her in the head.

They drove to Leighton St. in Hebron where the victim was further assaulted, including being dragged out of the vehicle, thrown to the ground and kicked and punched in the head. They then went to another person’s residence on Baker St. They then drove to the NSLC on Starrs Rd., and the victim went into the store with one of the suspects. They got back in the vehicle, and drove to another location on Green St. where the assaults continued and the owner of a dog tried to get it to attack her. The suspects then poured water all over her face and down her throat. She was dragged to the car by her hair. With a total of six people in the vehicle, they left that location and went to the convenience store on Hwy. 3. The victim who had been between two people in the backseat, was able to flee the vehicle, run to the store, and get help.

This was a targeted incident and the victim and suspects were known to one another. One suspect was arrested that evening, and two other females were arrested on January 5 and 6. They are facing Aggravated Assault and Assault with a Weapon charges. The two remaining suspects were arrested this morning. Police are asking for anyone who can assist with this investigation to contact them at 902-742-9106. This includes providing information about the locations and times the blue Hyundai Tucson was seen in Yarmouth on January 4, or any other information that might be relevant to this investigation. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submit a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca, or use the P3 Tips App.

File # 201918381.

Nova Scotia RCMP

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