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2 Toronto men charged in alleged Barrie home invasion

12/02/2014 11:31 EST | Updated 02/01/2015 05:59 EST
Two men from Toronto have been charged in connection with what police describe as a targeted home invasion in Barrie, Ont., last night.

According to police, a man knocked on the door of a south-end home at 11 p.m., telling the person inside the house that his car had broken down and he needed to use the phone.

Soon, two men and a woman forced their way into the home. They told the man in the home to lay on the ground. Police say one of the males had a knife.

One man wore a mask, the other had a scarf across his face, police say. The woman wore a purple-and-teal coat that had a hood.

Police allege that the assailants stole cash, marijuana and "some household electronics" before fleeing the scene.

Police were called to the scene within about 15 minutes of the alleged incident.

Minutes after that call to police, an officer saw two males matching the description of the male suspects. When stopped, police allege those men had things that had been taken from the house.

A 23-year-old man and a 24-year-old man are facing charges that include possession of property obtained by crime and possession of a controlled substance.

The female suspect has not been located. Police are asking for the public's assistance in identifying her.

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