UPDATE: One suspect arrested in violent home invasion

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One person has been arrested and two other suspects remain at large following a violent home invasion in Norfolk County this week.

Three suspects armed with a handgun forced their way into a shop on a property at Charlotteville Road 10 late Wednesday afternoon. A resident was assaulted and suffered minor injuries, police say.

The suspects then fled in a vehicle that was later located by the Norfolk OPP at a Schafer Side Road address near Delhi.

Several police units responded, including the  OPP tactical unit, Emergency Response Team (ERT), an OPP canine unit, Norfolk County Crime Unit as well as crisis negotiators. Highway 3 between Highway 59 and Schafer Side Road was closed for about eight hours.

One suspect — Johan Wall, 33 — was subsequently taken into custody.

Wall has been charged with break and enter, robbery with a firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm, being the occupant of a vehicle that he knew contained a firearm, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, using a firearm while committing an offence, possession of a firearm or ammunition contrary to a court order, and uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm.

Police have issued a warrant for the arrest of a second man in connection with Wednesday’s occurrence.

OPP are looking for Jacob Griffioen, 38, of Woodstock. He is described as white, about six feet tall and having a medium build. Griffioen weighs about 185 pounds and has short blonde hair and blue eyes.

The third suspect is a heavy-set woman about 5′ 4″ tall with dark hair and brown eyes.

“An investigation has determined that this was not a random attack and there is no threat to public safety,” Const. Ed Sanchuk, spokesperson for the Norfolk OPP, said in a news release. “However, investigators urge the public to contact police immediately (if encountering the suspects) by calling 911 and to avoid making contact with either of these individuals.”

Anyone with information regarding Wednesday’s incident is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222- 8477. People can also leave an anonymous online message at www.helpsolvecrime.com.

 

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