Police believe SUV that slammed into Dartmouth home was stolen

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Police believe SUV that slammed into Dartmouth home was stolen

Several streets in Dartmouth will be closed for a couple of hours after an SUV that may have been stolen crashed into a fence, a power pole and then into a house Wednesday afternoon.

No one inside the house, located at the corner of Slayter and Chappell streets, was injured because of the crash. Halifax Regional Police were called at 2:18 p.m.

"A man was seen running from the scene, believed to be the driver," said Const. Dianne Penfound. "And luckily no one was injured in the house. At this point in the investigation, the SUV is believed to be stolen."

The suspect is described as a middle-aged white man who wore dark jogging pants and a light-coloured shirt. Patrol officers and police dogs were brought in to try to track him down.

Power outage

Power was knocked out in the area to more than 1,000 Nova Scotia Power customers, but electricity has since been restored.

Chappell Street between Slayter Street and Victoria Road, will be closed for a number of hours, as will Slayter Street between Albro Lake Road and Russell Street.

Police said anyone with tips about the incident should call them at 902-490-5020. Anonymous tips can be sent to Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).