Police: Teen found safe after home invasion in Weston
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Codi Wilson, CTV Toronto
Published Sunday, May 8, 2016 12:42PM EDT
Last Updated Sunday, May 8, 2016 1:45PM EDT
Police say a teen who went missing following a violent home invasion in Weston this morning has been found safe.
The incident occurred near Church Street and Weston Road at around 5:45 a.m.
Police say a group of men reportedly forced their way into a home armed with a gun and assaulted the occupants of the house with weapons.
Money and valuables were taken, police say.
A 16-year-old boy who was inside the home at the time was asked to accompany the suspects as they were fleeing the scene.
Police say there was some confusion as to whether the boy actually went with the suspects or whether he fled the scene out of fear.
Investigators confirmed at around 1:30 p.m. that he had been found safe.
"Likely the next part will be to make sure that he is uninjured or any injuries he may have will be treated. They will have him looked at by paramedics or taken to a hospital," Const. David Hopkinson told CP24 at Toronto police headquarters Sunday afternoon.
The motive for the home invasion and the circumstances around the teen's disappearance are still unclear
"That is the next part of the investigation now. I know the detectives are working tirelessly and they are collaborating with some of our other special investigation units currently," Hopkinson added.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call investigators at 416-808-1200 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).