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Community raises money for victim of Regina home invasion

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WATCH: The victim of a home invasion is thanking the community for their support, after a frightening incident in south Regina turned into an outpouring of generosity – Dec 1, 2020

Regina resident Calvin Williams lives with a disability and uses a wheelchair, and about two weeks ago he was victim of a home invasion.

Leading up to the event, he was eating breakfast and getting ready for work when he heard a knock at the door.

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“I ignored it for a while then I heard it again so I opened the door because I thought it was homecare,” Williams said.

He said that’s when a man barged in and started rummaging through his stuff.

“He was looking at my shoes, looking at my chains all my necklaces, he was looking at my hats,” Williams said.

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By the time the man left, Williams said he made off with several items including gold chains, an Apple Watch and a Chicago Bulls hat.

“I’m getting over it, but unfortunately the emotional part … I’ll never get over,” Williams said.

However, there is a silver lining in William’s story. Allie Mohrbutter is a manager at the South Saskatchewan Independent Living Centre and works with William.

She started an online fundraiser with a goal of $250 to replace the apple watch, which she said gave Williams a sense of independence. It didn’t take long before the community raised more than $3,000.

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“I’m supposed to be his mentor and really, he’s kind of my mentor. I’ve learned a lot from him,” Mohrbutter said.

“God really paid him back double for his trouble with the outpouring of support from the people in Regina … he works at Walmart as a greeter and everybody loves him.”

Regina police said they were able to identify a suspect in the home invasion, but the suspect later died.

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As for Williams, he said through it all, he’s learned if you need help just ask.

“I would like to say thank you for everything they did for me.”

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