Sar­nia se­nior tied up in home in­va­sion

St. Thomas Times-Journal - - FRONT PAGE - TYLER KULA

SAR­NIA — A rare home in­va­sion in Sar­nia left a 76-year-old woman shaken but phys­i­cally un­in­jured, Sar­nia po­lice say.

“This is such a rar­ity. It’s not some­thing that hap­pens nor­mally,” Sar­nia Po­lice Const. Gio­vanni Sot­tosanti said.

An uniden­ti­fied man — de­scribed as not older than 40, and wear­ing a cap or tuque, with no fa­cial hair, glasses or pierc­ings — pried open the side door of the woman’s May­fair Drive home Satur­day night, Sot­tosanti said.

The woman was watch­ing tele­vi­sion in her liv­ing room and went to in­ves­ti­gate the loud noise, com­ing face to face with the sus­pect, who tied her to a chair in the kitchen, he said.

She es­caped and called po­lice around 11:40 p.m. from a neigh­bour’s house, while the sus­pect was still in her home look­ing for items to steal, Sot­tosanti said.

The sus­pect was gone be­fore po­lice ar­rived, po­lice said in a news re­lease.

The woman’s ve­hi­cle was taken, and even­tu­ally found sev­eral neigh­bour­hoods west, Sot­tosanti said.

“It sounds like he used that as a quick way to get out of there and get away from ev­ery­body.”

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