A 30-year-old Hamilton man is facing charges in connection with an armed home invasion in Burlington involving two seniors.
The arrest was made on June 24 — roughly two months following the incident on April 25 around 10:30 p.m.
That’s when two men 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.
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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.
Justin Douglas Roache is charged with: robbery; wearing a disguise with intent to commit robbery; two counts of pointing a firearm; two counts of administering a noxious substance; two counts of assault with a weapon; two counts of forcible confinement; fail to comply with probation.
Roache was held for bail.
He’ll next appear in court by video on July 5.
The first suspect was arrested on May 5.
Thomas Allan Edgar, 41, of Hamilton, is charged with: robbery; wearing a disguise with intent to commit robbery; two counts of pointing a firearm; two counts of administering a noxious substance; two counts of assault with a weapon; two counts of forcible confinement; nine counts of fraud under $5,000; nine counts of fraudulent use of credit card; fail to comply with probation.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Steve Siomra 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
File photo courtesy of Halton Regional Police