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Home invasion suspect surrenders to police

An Oshawa resident is one of two men arrested in connection to a recent home invasion in Whitby.

Police arrested one suspect and one remains outstanding following a home invasion in Whitby.

On Aug. 26 at approximately 2 p.m., officers responded to a home invasion in progress in the area of Brock and Mary Streets in Whitby.

Two male suspects had reportedly entered the home and demanded money from an elderly male before locking him in the basement. They left the area empty handed in a grey mini-van, and the victim was not physically harmed.

Police stopped the van a short time later and one male from Ottawa was arrested, while the other suspect escaped on foot.

On Aug. 29, the second suspect, a 20-year-old Oshawa man, turned himself in.

As a result, he is charged with robbery, forcible confinement, use of an imitation firearm and possess weapons dangerous for committing offence. Both men were held for bail hearings.

Anyone with new information is asked to contact D/Cst. Willis or D/Cst. Graff of the Central West Division Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2101 or 2141.

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.