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Thursday January 10th, 2013

Posted at 8:19am

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The OPP continue to investigate a break and enter that occurred just after midnight  in Comber.

Police say that two residents on Main Street in Comber, were awoken to a male who had broken into their residence. After a brief struggle, the suspect left on foot and joined a female suspect who had not entered the residence. The male resident sustained minor injuries to his face but did not require medical attention.

The Essex County OPP K-9 Unit, along with the Emergency Response Team tracked the suspects trail to a property on Knapp Road in Comber, approximately one kilometre from the scene of the break and enter.  The Tactical Response Unit  as well as a Crisis Negotiator attended the scene as well.

OPP sat that around 7:15 am, the occupants of the residence on Knapp Road exited the house without incident. They were interviewed by police and it was determined through investigation that they were not related to the break and enter that had occurred.

Police would like to commend the homeowners for their complete cooperation with investigators.

The male suspect is described as 25-30 years old, thin build, approximately 6 feet tall, dark hair and dark complexion wearing a black jacket and black ball cap.

The female is described as approximately 25-30 years old, thin build, long thin face with long bleached blond hair with dark roots. She was seen wearing a black jacket.

Police are looking for the public’s assistance regarding the person’s involved in this break and enter. If you have any information, please contact the Essex County Street Crimes Unit at 519-723-2491.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.

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