Weapons seized in wake of home invasion

Acting on a tip about a possible home invasion, Barrie police arrived at a city address to learn that four masked and armed suspects had forced their way into the house early Tuesday morning.
The three males and one female told the lone victim they were looking for one of the residents who was not in the house at the time. They reportedly left the residence in a vehicle traveling in an unknown direction before officers arrived on scene, police report.
Around 9:30 that morning an officer spotted a vehicle with four occupants matching the description of the getaway car, in the area of Grove Street East approaching Johnston Street. A traffic stop was attempted and the vehicle refused to stop, running a red light on Nelson Street at Grove Street East. The vehicle continued until it collided into a snowbank at the end of Nelson Street in the Georgian Fields parking lot.
All four occupants exited the vehicle and fled on foot in different directions with officers and K9 on their heels, police report. The three males were arrested within Georgian Fields by two K9s and officers on foot moments after fleeing the vehicle. The female was met by an officer at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre as she exited the bush area towards Georgian Drive and tried to evade police amongst the commotion at the hospital, police report.
The males, 27, 23, and 24 and a 26-year-old female, all from Barrie, were charged with numerous offences. A machete, loaded folding stock, semi-automatic assault rifle, pellet replica handgun, bear spray, homemade pepper spray were seized from the vehicle.


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