Man charged after homeowner hit with bear spray in Brampton home invasion

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Published July 4, 2024 at 7:24 pm

Ontario, Brampton, police, home invasion, bear spray, arrest, charges

A 25-year-old man has been charged Thursday (July 4) in connection with a home invasion robbery in Brampton that happened early last month.

The incident occurred in the early hours of June 7, 2024, when three people went to a home near Mayfield Road and Dixie Road and forced their way in while the residents of the home were inside.

Wearing disguises to conceal their identities, the three sprayed a person residing in the home with ‘bear spray’ and then fled the home to a stolen vehicle outside.

A following investigation by Peel Regional Police led to a search warrant on the suspect’s residence were police allege they found property related to the Brampton home invasion.

Manpreet Sekhon, 25, from Brampton has been charged with:

  • Robbery
  • Wear disguise with intent
  • Administer noxious substance
  • Possession of property obtained by crime
  • Two counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle
  • Two counts of flight from police

Sekhon was held for a bail hearing at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton.

The investigation continues and police say further charges could be laid.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact the police at 905-453-2121, ext. 3410. Information can also be provided anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or by visiting peelcrimestoppers.ca.

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