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Man, 42, charged in connection with home invasion, robbery in Georgina, Ont.: police

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A 42-year-old man has been charged in connection with a home invasion and robbery investigation in Georgina, Ont., police say.

York Regional Police said on Monday at around 11 p.m., officers received a report of a man with a weapon in the Metropolitan Crescent and Simcoe Avenue area.

Police said a male suspect allegedly entered a home with a shotgun and demanded the residents hand over cash and mobile devices.

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According to police, officers “arrived on scene before the suspect could flee and was taken into custody.”

Officers said no one was injured as a result of the incident.

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Police said 42-year-old Joshua Read of no fixed address has been charged with several offences including robbery, pointing a firearm and failing to comply with a judicial release order.

Officers said the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.

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