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RCMP find forensic identification truck stolen from Halifax Regional Police

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Drunk thieves allegedly stole an unmarked Halifax Regional Police vehicle early Thursday, but didn’t get far.

Police say an unmarked Forensic Identification Section pickup truck was stolen from an off-duty officer’s residence in Halifax.

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Then, at 2:50 a.m., Cole Harbour RCMP received a complaint about “a possible impaired driver” in a pickup truck in Eastern Passage.

A licence plate check showed it was the stolen forensic identification vehicle.

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Police say the two occupants ran away, but officers found two men outside a convenience store.

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They arrested them for public intoxication – and then found property belonging to the off-duty Halifax officer.

Two men in their early 20s are facing charges of break and enter and vehicle theft.

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