Police Investigating Gunpoint Home Invasion in Burlington
Two suspects are being sought following an armed home invasion in Burlington.
The incident took place on April 25 around 10:30 p.m.
That’s when the pair entered an unlocked back door at a home on Bonnieview Ave. in Aldershot.
The suspects - armed with a handgun and an aerosol weapon believed to be bear spray or pepper spray - confronted two elderly homeowners and demanded their bank cards and PINs.
The suspects then forced the homeowners into a bathroom before rummaging through the home for valuables.
The suspects stole several electronic items and a purse before fleeing, say investigators.
Several minutes later, the victims - who weren’t physically harmed - phoned 911.
A track by a police dog came up empty.
The first suspect is a white male, standing 6-foot-2 with a medium build. He was wearing a black ski mask, black jeans and black shoes.
The second suspect is a white male, standing 5-foot-9 with a thin build. He was clean shaven, wearing a black hoodie, trapper hat with fur ear flaps, black jeans and dark glasses with metal frames.
Police are asking anyone with information to contact Detective Phil Vandenbeukel of the Burlington criminal investigations - robbery team at 905-825-4747 ext. 2343.
Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers “See Something? Hear Something? Know Something? Contact Crime Stoppers” at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca
Residents are being reminded to always lock their doors and watch for suspicious vehicles and/or people in their neighbourhoods.
If you see something out of place in your neighbourhood, police are asking you to report it immediately.
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