On Thursday, April 4, 2019, at approximately 1:40 a.m., Durham Regional Police Service responded to a residence near Arborwood Drive and Woodstream Avenue in Oshawa for reports of a home invasion. According to the victim, while he was sitting outside of his residence, he was approached by a male who repeatedly asked if he had ordered pizza. The suspect was then asked to leave, and at this point, the suspect pulled out a handgun. Five masked males ran towards the house, and they all forced their way in. The victim’s family were at home but were already asleep. The suspects held the victim at gunpoint while they asked questions about a male they were looking for. The suspects fled on foot without taking anything, and its believed they left in a vehicle.
The victim didn’t sustain any physical injuries. Investigators believe that this may be an incident of mistaken identity.
The first male suspect is described as male, black, thin build, 5’9” tall, in his 20’s. He had had a cornrows hairstyle and dark clothing. He was armed with a handgun.
The other five suspects are described as males and they were wearing masks and dark clothing.
Anyone with video surveillance or any new information is asked to contact D/Cst. Bycok of the East Division Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 1605.