Suspect in custody after home invasion with shotgun in Georgina

Police say the suspect entered with a shotgun and demanded cash and mobile devices

York Regional Police officers say their Hold-Up Unit has charged a male in connection with a home invasion robbery in the Town of Georgina.

Around 11 at night on Monday, police were called to the area of Metropolitan Crescent and Simcoe Avenue for a report of a man with a weapon.

Officers say the suspect entered a home with a shotgun and demanded the residents to hand over cash and mobile devices.

Police arrived at the scene before the suspect could flee and was taken into custody – no one was injured.

A 42-year-old man of no fixed address face multiple charges:

  • Robbery
  • Possession of a firearm without a license
  • Possession of a weapon
  • Pointing a firearm
  • Possession of a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized
  • Careless storage of firearm, weapon, prohibited device
  • Possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition
  • Fail to comply with judicial release order

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the York Regional Police Hold-Up Unit at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 6631, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, leave an anonymous tip online at

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