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Three force armed entry into home, hurt one and steal car

Three people have been arrested following a home invasion in Oshawa, police said.

On Saturday, January 8 at approximately 4 am, three suspects forcefully entered a residence on Highland Avenue armed with a firearm and knife. The suspects stole personal items, including a vehicle, from the residence. One the victims was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries, said a police statement.

Investigators were able to locate the three suspects a short time later and place them under arrest. A search warrant was conducted on Phillip Murray Avenue in relation to this incident.

Cheyeanne Hayden, age 33 of NFA, has been charged with: Robbery with a Weapon; Theft of Motor Vehicle; Theft Under $5,000; Use of Firearm in the Commission of an Offence; Break and Enter; and Fail to Comply with an Undertaking.

David Vanderwerf, age 34 of Phillip Murray Avenue, has been charged with: Robbery with a Weapon; Theft of Motor Vehicle; Theft Under $5,000; Use of Firearm in the Commission of an Offence; Break and Enter; Fail to Comply with a Release Order and Fail to Comply with a Probation Order x4.

Blaine Smith, age 40 of NFA, Robbery with a Weapon x2; Theft of Motor Vehicle; Theft Under $5,000; Use of Firearm in the Commission of an Offence; Break and Enter; Assault with a Weapon x2 and Possess Weapon for Committing an Offence x2;

All were held for bail hearings.

The investigation is ongoing and investigators continue to look for other involved suspects.

Anyone with new information about this investigation is asked to contact D/Cst. Bowler of the Central East Division at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2739.

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