Hamilton police are investigating a home invasion that occured late Monday night (Oct. 21) on the East Mountain
Police are seeking witnesses and asking residents to check their security systems for any suspicious activity that may have occurred in the areas of Upper Wellington Street and Brucedale Avenue or Thayer Avenue and East 16th Street on Monday night between 11:30 p.m.and midnight.
Shortly after midnight on Tuesday, Police received a 911 call reporting that three suspects that had entered a residence in the area of Upper Wellington Street and Brucedale Avenue.
The suspects ransacked the residence and confronted a female occupant who was sleeping in a bedroom, police say.
A man who lives at the residence returned home shortly after and was confronted by one of the suspects who was armed with a firearm. The man believed he heard a shot fired by one of the suspects as he fled the residence, police say.
All three suspects fled the area in the homeowner’s rented vehicle, last seen travelling northbound on Upper Wellington Street from Brucedale Avenue.
A cellphone belonging to the male occupant was recovered in the area of Thayer Avenue and East 16th Street.
Police believe this was a targeted incident and no one was injured.
Divisions three, Criminal Investigation Detectives, are following up this investigation and will be canvassing the area for witnesses and video surveillance throughout the day Tuesday.
The first suspect is described as a Black man, in his 30s with an athletic build, standing approximately 6’0″ to 6’2″. Police say he was wearing a black hoodie with a ski mask over his face, black track pants and black shoes.
The second suspect is said to be a Black man with a slim build at 5’8″ tall. He was wearing a black hoodie with a ski mask over his face, black track pants, black shoes and black gloves with orange ribbing at the time of the incident.
The third suspect is described as a 5’10-5’11” Black man who was wearing a black hoodie with a ski mask over his face, black tight track pants, black shoes and black gloves.
The stolen vehicle is a 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Grey with Ontario licence CKZZ429.
Hamilton Police are considering the suspects to be armed and dangerous and asking the public not to approach them or the vehicle if seen and to call 911 immediately.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Division 3, Criminal Investigation Division, Detective Constable Tracey Constable at 905-546-8965 or Detective Sergeant Marco DelConte at 905-546-3851.
To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com.