Two men charged for Brantford home invasion, a third still on the lam

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Brantford Police Service has found two firearms, charged two men for a home invasion robbery on Monday night and continue to look for a third suspect.

At approximately 9 p.m. Monday, officers responded to a 911 call from a residence on Sarah Street about three armed people breaking in. One of the four people inside the home was assaulted and later treated for minor injuries.

The trio of suspects fled the scene on foot as shots were fired. A Woodstock Police Service K9 unit helped local officers track down two of the suspects not far from the scene of the home invasion. Both suspects were arrested without incident.

On Tuesday, a search of the area by Brantford police and a Guelph Police Service K9 unit near the residence where the home invasion occurred turned up two firearms. One was real, while the other was a replica.

Both accused men, a 26-year-old from Brampton and a 33-year-old from Mississauga, have been charged with robbery, assault with a weapon, careless use of a firearm, pointing a firearm, discharging a firearm and possession of weapons dangerous. The Mississauga man was also charged with breach of recognizance and possession contrary to a court order.
Police believe this was not a random act of violence.
The Brantford police major crime unit, with the assistance of the gun violence task force, is continuing to investigate this incident. Anyone with information or anyone who may have home security video footage in the area is asked to contact police or contact Det. Kevin Cabral of the major crime unit at 519-756-0113, ext. 2206 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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