Timmins police respond to home invasion that left two people injured
A 37-year-old man is in custody following a terrifying home invasion in Timmins on July 2 that left two residents injured – and only netted the thief some pocket change. (File)
SUDBURY -- A 37-year-old man is in custody following a home invasion in Timmins on July 2 that left two residents injured – and only netted the thief some pocket change.
The Timmins Police Service responded to the call around 2:30 a.m.
"A male suspect forcibly gained entry into an apartment while wearing a disguise," police said in a news release. "The suspect proceeded to accost both occupants of the apartment while brandishing a knife while completing a theft of loose change. At one point the suspect struck both occupants of the apartment resulting in injury to both parties."
The suspect fled on foot but was arrested a short while later. The stolen change was recovered by police. Both residents of the apartment received medical attention for their injuries.
The man has been charged with break and enter, using a disguise to commit a crime, robbery, possession of a dangerous weapon, assault, assault with a weapon and mischief, among other charges.
The suspect remains in police custody awaiting a bail hearing slated for Friday morning at Provincial Court in Timmins to answer to the charges.