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Monday September 10th, 2012

Posted at 2:54pm

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A 44-year-old man has been arrested after he called Windsor Police to report a home invasion that resulted in his basement grow-op being ripped off by thieves.

On Sunday September 9th at around 10:10pm, Windsor Police received a 911 call from a man reporting a home invasion in the 3400 block of McKay Avenue. Upon arrival police met the 44-year-old male caller who had swelling to the left side of his face.

Police say additional officers attended the scene and cleared the residence to ensure that it was empty, discovering that it was in total disarray. In the basement, Windsor Police officers discovered the remnants of a marijuana grow-op — dozens of pots filled with soil with only stumps remaining, and a few mature marijuana plants.

Police placed the 44-year-old male caller under arrest.

Investigators determined that two suspects gained access to the house by indicating that they needed to use the washroom. The suspects assaulted and tied up the male resident and proceeded to remove the pot plants from the basement. They then placed them in the resident’s 2003 White Nissan Pathfinder.

Police say that later they received a call from OPP that the Pathfinder had been recovered and was on fire just south of Highway 401 and Halford Drive.

Two suspects are sought in the home invasion:

  • A white male, 6’2″ to 6’4″, skinny to medium build. Brown hair with short stubble facial hair. Wearing light blue jean shorts, white t-shirt with black and yellow graphics, white shoes.
  • A white female, 5’5″, medium build, long brown hair, wearing a black dress to her knees.

Police are asking that anyone with any information in relation to this incident to contact the Investigative Branch at (519) 255-6700 ex4830 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at (519) 258-TIPS (8477).

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