Huron County OPP have two Windsor males in custody after they impersonated police officers while breaking into a home in Vanastra on Wednesday.
OPP say that five males were at the residence completing a break, enter and theft when the home owner and another male returned to the residence and caught them in the act.
The suspects then identified themselves as police officers and attempted to arrest the homeowner using handcuffs. The owner became suspicious and a brief struggle ensued, and then one of the suspects sprayed the victims with pepper spray and at that point the suspects fled the residence in a dark blue 2005 Ford Crown Victoria. The look-a-like police car had tinted windows and a side spot light attached to the driver’s side.
The suspect vehicle was stopped by Lambton County OPP officers and police arrested both occupants in the vehicle and were able to recover some of the stolen property.
Huron OPP have arrested and charged two males Andres Pavao aged 23 and Vasile Herta age 52 both from Windsor are both charged with breaking and entering, robbery, personating a peace officer, unauthorized possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and possession for the purpose of trafficking.
Both are in custody and have court appearances scheduled for October 1st at the Ontario Court of Justice in Goderich. The other three males have not been located.