Two people have been arrested and police are looking for a third after an alleged armed home invasion in Brantford on Monday night.
Police say they got a 911 call around 9 p.m. from a home at an address on Sarah Street in the city centre.
Upon arrival, officers reportedly encountered four people in the residence, including one who had minor injuries after an alleged assault.
Witnesses reportedly told police that three suspects, armed with handguns, had broken into the home and later fled on foot.
The three suspects allegedly fired shots outside the residence as they fled the area.
With Brantford police’s canine unit on assignment, investigators called in the assistance of Woodstock police’s dog unit to conduct a search of the area.
Police dogs were able to locate two of the suspects, who were reportedly hiding on a property a short distance from the scene. They were arrested without incident, according to police.
A 26-year-old from Brampton is facing six charges related to robbery and possession as well as use of a dangerous weapon, while a 33-year-old from Mississauga is facing eight similar charges including breach of probation and possession contrary to a court order.
Detectives say a third suspect is still outstanding.
On Tuesday afternoon Brantford police officers with the help of Guelph police’s canine unit say they recovered two firearms believed to be connected to the incident at a residence just a short distance away.
Brantford police Const. Shane Seibert told Global News it’s believed the incident was not a random act of violence, but he did not elaborate on whether it was connected to any other recent incidents in the city.
Anyone with information is asked to reach out to Brantford’s Major Crime Unit at 519-756-0113 ext. 2206 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
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