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N.S. RCMP seek public help in violent assault, break-in investigation

An RCMP cruiser is seen in this undated file photograph. .
An RCMP cruiser is seen in this undated file photograph. . Alexander Quon/Global News

RCMP are asking for the public’s help as they investigate a violent assault and break-in at a home in Priestville, N.S,. on Friday.

At approximately 9:49 p.m., officers of the Pictou District detachment responded to a call of a woman who said she had been hit in the head and needed assistance.

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When police arrived at the scene, they learned that between three and four men, all wearing masks, entered a home and hit the two occupants in the head with a baseball bat.

The men reportedly stole cash and marijuana before fleeing the area in a small dark sedan, which police describe as being similar to a Honda Civic.

The vehicle was last spotted travelling in the direction of Sherbrooke Road, toward Highway 104.

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Police say the two victims were taken to hospital by Emergency Health Services. Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

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Investigators are working with the RCMP’s forensic identification technicians to collect evidence at the scene.

Police are asking the public to call them at 902-755-4141 if they have any info about the assault or to contact Crime Stoppers.