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Suspect charged in Erin home invasions, second suspect sought

Incidents in January have resulted in charges for 21-year-old from Alton
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ERIN – A man has been charged in a pair of home invasions this past winter.

On Jan. 1 at around 8 p.m., the Wellington County OPP responded to a home invasion at a residence on First Avenue. 

Approximately $350 worth of various items were stolen. One occupant of the home received minor injuries in the incident, police said in a news release.

At the time, the Wellington County OPP asked for the public's help in identifying two suspects. 

On Jan. 19 at around 6 p.m., OPP responded to a report of a second home invasion at the same First Avenue residence. 

This time it was reported a lone suspect threatened the occupants with a baseball bat. 

The suspect fled and no items were stolen, police said. 

Investigators determined the suspect had also been involved in the earlier home invasion.  

As a result of an investigation, police say a 21-year-old from Alton has been charged with:

  • Robbery - two counts
  • Assault with a Weapon - two counts
  • Break and enter - two counts
  • Disguise with intent - two counts

The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Guelph on July 21. 

Police are asking anyone with information on the second suspect to contact D/C Watson with the Wellington County OPP at 1-888-310-1122. 

The suspect is described as a white male with a thin build and deep voice. He was wearing dark clothing and a black ski mask.

If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a tip online at You may be eligible for a reward from Crime Stoppers of up to $2,000.