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Suspect arrested after businesses rammed with vehicle, gas stations robbed

Three incidents took place in less than an hour over the weekend
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RCMP vehicle (Meghan Groff/

RCMP have a suspect in custody after three incidents that took place in less than an hour over the weekend.

The first happened at a gas station in Stewiacke. 

Mounties say a small black car rammed into the front doors at 1:49 a.m. on Sunday. A man then went inside and took the cash register.

At 2:24 a.m., a small black car crashed into the front of a business on Hwy. 214 in Elmsdale, causing significant damage. The driver took off.

Then at 2:43 a.m., RCMP were called to a gas station on Hwy. 2 in Fall River. 

Police say a man pumped gas, went inside, then told the employee no one would get hurt before taking the cash register. The suspect was seen leaving in a small black car.

Officers soon pulled over a vehicle matching the description along Waverley Rd. and arrested the driver.

Chad David Sparkes, 44, of Middle Sackville is scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court today to face the following charges:

  • Robbery
  • Break and Enter
  • Theft under $5000
  • Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle
  • Three counts of Mischief over $5,000

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Born in Michigan, raised in Ontario, schooled in Indiana and lives in Nova Scotia; Meghan is the community editor for
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