Ontario Provincial Police say an 85-year-old woman scared off two men during a daytime home invasion on Tuesday.
Police say they were were called to an active break-in near Mount Forest and two suspects had kicked down the back door of a home and were now inside.
The suspects fled the scene after being confronted by an elderly woman, police were told. Const. Josh Cunningham says the suspects and the woman just stared at each other.
“It was enough that it scared these relatively young men away from the property,” Cunningham explained.
A 38-year-old man from Owen Sound, a 42-year-old man from Hagersville and a 40-year-old woman were arrested at a nearby property after fleeing in a white car. They are all facing charges.
The victim was not hurt.
“It certainly doesn’t appear there was a violent motive behind the break-in,” Cunningham said. “But we don’t recommend people go and confront suspects.”
While nothing was stolen from the house, officers found other property in the car believed to have been stolen from during other suspected break-ins.
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