Three charged, one on the loose after armed Clarington home invasion

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Published July 28, 2022 at 3:36 pm

Three men have been charged for an armed home invasion in Clarington last weekend as Durham Regional Police continue the search for a fourth suspect still at large.

Two armed men broke into a home on Hwy 2 in Bowmanville shortly before 6:30 p.m. July 23.  The pair took off from the home when they learned the resident had called 911. They hopped on a waiting getaway motorcycle and fled the scene before police arrived.

The following Monday, July 25, police found a suspect, identified as William Albers, 27 of Clarington, driving a black BMW near Simcoe St and Hall St in Oshawa.

Police searched the car and say they found a loaded pistol inside. They arrested Albers and two other occupants of the car on gun possession charges.

The two occupants Paul Taskas, 50 of Oshawa, and  Jaiden Ruttan-Lunau, 23 of Clarington, face charges of possession of prohibited firearm knowingly without a licence, unauthorized possession in a car and unauthorized possession of a gun.

Albers meanwhile is charged with the same along with; uttering threats, disguise with intent, assault with a weapon, mischief under $5,000, fail to comply with release conditions, two counts of pointing a firearm, using a gun to commit indictable offence, and break and enter.

Taskas and Ruttan-Lunau were released with conditions. Albers however will remain in custody until a bail hearing. Police continue to investigate the break-in. They are still looking for a second home invasion suspect.

Anyone with information pertinent to the investigation can call  D/Cst. Bowler at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2739 or CrimeStoppers anonymously at  1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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