Twenty-seven charges laid against two men who fled from police

Two men from Riverview are facing a slew of charges after allegedly committing an attempted robbery and home invasion in Nova Scotia and then fleeing from police into New Brunswick.

Officers responded to a request for assistance from Nova Scotia RCMP on Tuesday evening to stop a vehicle travelling westbound on the Trans-Canada Highway.

Police say 42-year-old Christopher Glennie and 36-year-old Nathan O'Brien were arrested in Painsec on Tuesday and appeared in court on Wednesday where they were remanded into custody.

RCMP say Glennie is facing 12 charges, and O'Brien is facing 15 charges in New Brunswick, including fleeing from police, possession of a restricted firearm with ammunition without a licence, possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose, possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle and possession of property obtained by crime. 

Police say the pair are scheduled to return to court this afternoon for a bail hearing, and are expected to face additional charges in Nova Scotia related to the attempted robbery.