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Hamilton home invasion may have been case of mistaken identity, police say

Hamilton police are seeking a suspect after a reported home invasion on Monday.
Hamilton police are seeking a suspect after a reported home invasion on Monday. Don Mitchell / Global News

A reported home invasion in Hamilton just after midnight on Monday may have been a case of mistaken identity, police say.

Investigators say a woman at a residence on Niagara Street said she saw an unknown man when she “peeked” through her bedroom door to investigate a “loud bang.”

The man — who was believed to have entered the home shortly after 12:30 a.m. — then allegedly hit the woman and grabbed her cellphone during her attempt to call 911.

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Detectives say the woman was able to safely evade the man by fleeing to her nearby car. The victim didn’t sustain any injuries.

The incident may have been a mistake, police say, as the suspect reportedly kept referring to a name the victim didn’t know.

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Investigators believe the suspect is six feet tall with a heavy build and was wearing a dark-coloured work-style jacket, black boots, black fleece gloves and a balaclava.

He spoke with an accent that’s possibly Caribbean, detectives say.

Anyone with information can reach out to Hamilton police at 905-546-3833 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online.

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