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Gun fired after owner foils attempted break-in at Middlesex County business

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Police are looking for three suspects in a Christmas morning break-in.

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Serena Marotta

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Dec 29, 2021  •  36 minutes ago  •  1 minute read  •  Join the conversation OPP cruiser

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One of three suspects who tried to break in to a business in a rural community near London fired a gun when the owner showed up, Middlesex County OPP said.

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Three people used a pickup truck to try to enter a business on Melbourne Road in Melbourne, about 30 kilometres southwest of London, at about 6:30 a.m. on Christmas Day, police said Wednesday.

The owner of the business was alerted and interrupted the break-in. One of the suspects fired a gun, police said. The owner wasn’t injured.

The pickup was recovered not far from the scene.

Police said one suspect is a male with a muscular build who was wearing an Adidas hoodie, a black hat and a face mask. A second male wore a black skeleton costume and a face mask. There is no description of the third person.

Anyone with information or video surveillance footage is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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