Home invasion


Chatham-Kent police have one man in custody and are looking for another following a home invasion near Thamesville on the weekend.

Yesterday morning, officers responded to a call of a home invasion at a residence just outside of Thamesville.

Through investigation, police learned that two men entered the home. They were disguised, and armed with a firearm and a can of pepper spray, police say.

The homeowner was assaulted and property in his home was damaged. Total damage was estimated at $500.

The men also left with four watches, valued at $1,200.

Paramedics treated the homeowner at the scene for his injuries.

Police say this was not a random act of violence, as all three men are known to each other.

Last night, one of the men was arrested in Wallaceburg. Upon being searched incident to arrest, the man was found to be in possession of suspected fentanyl. A 34-year-old Wallaceburg man has been charged with break and enter while committing robbery, wearing a disguise with intent, assault with a weapon, administering a noxious substance, mischief under $5,000 and drug possession. He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Police continue to look for the second man involved.




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