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Hamilton resident used bear spray to scare off potential robbers: police

Hamilton police are investigating an early morning home invasion in the city.
Hamilton police are investigating an early morning home invasion in the city. File / 900 CHML

Police are investigating a reported home invasion in central Hamilton.

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Officers were called around 3 a.m. Wednesday about a robbery at a home on Cheever Street.

Police say three suspects entered the home, and a resident discharged bear spray to chase them off.

It worked, but the Hamilton Fire Department was later called to the residence to disperse of the toxic substance.

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At this time police believe the incident was targeted, but anyone with information is being asked to contact them.

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