SCUGOG: A handgun was used in a home-invasion style robbery on Wednesday, May 15th.
According to Durham Regional Police, at about 7:10 p.m., North Division officers were called to a residence on Old Simcoe Road near Paxton Street in Port Perry regarding a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle. They received, while units were responding, a second call for service, this time a home invasion-style robbery involving a handgun.
The investigation revealed three teens (2 males and 1 female) attended the address to purchase cannabis. While in the residence, the two male teens grabbed a quantity of cannabis and ran out of the home without paying. The male selling the cannabis and his girlfriend ran after the two as they entered a vehicle in the driveway. One suspect then produced a handgun and pointed it at the male to make good their escape.
The girlfriend of the victim climbed onto the hood of the vehicle as the suspects drove off. She held on for about 230 metres before the vehicle slowed down and she let go and slid off. She received only minor injuries.
Police have stated that no one was injured, and the investigation is ongoing. They also advise the suspects to contact a lawyer and turn themselves in. Anyone with more information is being asked to contact Det. McArthur of the North Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2677. Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
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