York Regional Police say a man has been arrested after a suspect allegedly broke into a Newmarket home and entered the homeowners’ bedroom as they slept.
Officers said they were called to a residence in the area of Yonge Street and Davis Drive around 7:45 a.m. on May 23.
Police said they spoke with the homeowners and determined that a suspect broke in earlier in the morning, around 3 a.m.
Investigators said a male suspect entered two unlocked vehicles in the driveway and then forced his way into the home through the front door.
Police allege the man went to the kitchen, took a large knife and tucked it in his pants before proceeding through the house.
The suspect then allegedly entered the homeowners’ bedroom while they slept, stole a cellphone and money. The victims did not wake up and discovered what happened in the morning, police said.
Police released security video of the suspect in the home and noted that after receiving tips through Crime Stoppers, a warrant had been issued for 19-year-old Justin Plant.
Officers have since said he was arrested and charged with several offences, including break and enter to commit and indictable offence, disguise with intent, and failure to comply with recognizance.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 1-866-876-5423 ext. 7141 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.