Suspect steals ‘large amount of cash’ from local business

WEST ARICHAT: The police are investigating the theft of money from a local business last weekend.

On January 11 shortly after 6 a.m., Richmond County RCMP responded to a break and enter in progress at The Groundswell Pub in D’Escousse. 

Although the suspect was gone by the time police arrived, surveillance video shows the suspect was wearing a coat with fur trim, a mask and gloves. They entered the business and stole a “large amount of cash” from the register, according to the RCMP.  

The RCMP is reaching out to anyone with information about these incidents. Those who know any details are asked to contact Richmond County RCMP in West Arichat at 902-226-2533. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submit a secure web tip at:, or use the P3 Tips App.