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Arrest made in early morning home invasion

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Journal staff

A 33-year-old Sarnia man was arrested and faces several charges following an early morning home invasion on Sunday, police say.

The incident occurred around 4:30 a.m. when a suspect broke into a residence on Afton Drive in Sarnia. While inside, the suspect encountered the occupants — two adult victims — and threatened them with a hammer, demanding their valuables, according to a news release.

“The suspect fled the area and as a result of a quick and coordinated effort by responding officers, he was arrested a short time later,” police said. “The victims were not physically injured during this interaction.”

The suspect, a 33-year-old from Sarnia, faces the following charges:

  • Break and Enter
  • Robbery with a weapon x2
  • Assault with a weapon x2
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Disguise with intent
  • Utter threats x2
  • Breach of Probation x2

At the time of his arrest, the suspect was bound by two separate probation orders for similar offences.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact investigators with the Sarnia Police Service-Criminal Investigations Division at 519-344-8861.

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