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Thursday February 9th, 2017

Posted at 8:11am

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Last updated: Sunday February 12th, 11:58am

A tip from a citizen helped police stop a home invasion.

Police say that around 2:15am on Thursday February 9, 2017 they were called to the 1600 block of Jefferson Boulevard for a suspicious vehicle and person call. A citizen had told police that a vehicle came to a stop and two males exited wearing ski masks while the driver remained in the vehicle.

Officers came into the area and while speaking to the driver they learned that a home invasion robbery occurred at a nearby residence. This male was arrested but later released, pending further investigation.

A 54-year-old male advised that two suspects forced entry into his residence. He was assaulted during the incident and a number of items were taken before they fled the residence.

The victim was later transported to hospital with minor injuries.

Police placed two males under arrest, who were observed fleeing from the area. A search of the two males revealed property belonging to the victim. One of the male’s was also in possession of a quantity of marihuana.

Ian Lawrence, a 29-year-old male from the GTA is charged with robbery, assault, disguise with intent to commit indictable offence, break and enter, and possession of stolen property.

Nedrick Samuels, a 21-year-old male from the GTA is charged with robbery, assault, disguise with intent to commit indictable offence, break and enter, possession of stolen property, and possession of a controlled substance (marihuana).

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