One in custody, two suspects at large following violent home invasion: police
Published Thursday, November 21, 2019 6:54AM EST Last Updated Friday, November 22, 2019 4:39PM EST
NORFOLK COUNTY – OPP have taken one person into custody and are looking for two others regarding a violent home invasion.
Police were called to investigate the incident around 5 p.m. on Wednesday at a Charlotteville Road 10 address.
They say three suspects attended the address armed with a handgun and forcibly gained entry into a shop on the property.
A resident was reportedly assaulted once inside and suffered minor injuries.
The suspects entered a vehicle and fled in an unknown direction, according to officials.
The vehicle was later located at an address on Schafer Side Road.
Highway 3 was closed between highway 59 and Schafer Side Road for roughly eight hours as the tactics and rescue unit, emergency response team, canine unit, crime unit, and crisis negotiators all assisted with the investigation.
Police have taken 38-year-old Johan Wall of Norfolk County into custody without incident. He faces a number of charges including breaking and entering, robbery using a firearm, unauthorized possession of firearm, and uttering threats to cause death of bodily harm.
OPP have identified 33-year-old John Jacob Griffioen of Woodstock as the second suspect and obtained a warrant for his arrest.
He is described as white, roughly six feet tall, medium build, short blond hair, and blue eyes.
The third suspect is described as a heavier set woman, around 5'4, dark hair, brown eyes, and was wearing a ligh-coloured shirt with dark pants.
Officials say this was not a random attack and there is no risk to public safety.