Newcastle home invasion thwarted Print

Durham Regional Police report that a home invasion-style robbery in Newcastle was thwarted on Tuesday night.

On Tuesday December 11, 2012 at approximately 11:20 a.m., a 65-year-old senior residing in the King Street area of Newcastle answered a knock at her front door and spoke to three suspects, who requested to speak with a person at the residence unknown to the victim. The suspects left the area but returned approximately ten minutes later.

When the victim answered the door a second time, one of the male suspects grabbed her by the face and shoulder, pushing her into the house. The victim was able to yell for a family member who was also in the residence. The three suspects fled the scene and were not located by responding officers. The victim was not physically injured. Officers, including the K-9 unit set-up a perimeter but were unsuccessful in locating the suspects.

The first suspect is described as male, brown, short and stocky and approximately 5’5”, weighing 190 lbs, with stubble on his face, wearing a white ski jacket with a black design on the front and grey gloves.

Suspect two is a white male, approximately 5’8”, with a thin build, in his early 20’s (appeared older than the other two) wearing dark clothing.

Suspect three is a white female, medium size, 5’6”, with long brown hair pulled back and a dark scarf covering her face.

Anyone with new information to this investigation is asked to contact D/Cst. Kerry Thompson of the East Division Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 1604. Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online at and tipsters may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

Last Updated ( Friday, 14 December 2012 15:27 )