OPP investigating after resident assaulted in Loyalist Township home invasion

Photo by Logan Cadue/Kingstonist.

Editor’s note: This article has been updated since it was originally published on Thursday, Mar. 21, 2024, at 11:10 a.m. Please see bottom of this article for most recently updated information.


Original article:

The Lennox and Addington (L&A) County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is currently investigating after an early morning home invasion in the Sandhurst Shores area of Loyalist Township.

According to the L&A OPP, four individuals forced their way into a residence on Elmwood Boulevard in Sandhurst Shores shortly after 3 a.m. today, Thursday, Mar. 21, 2024. One of the occupants of the residence was assaulted, “resulting in minor injuries,” police reported.

The OPP said that the four individuals then fled with “several items from the home.”

“Officers conducted a search, but could not locate the individuals or a vehicle,” the L&A OPP said in a press release at 10:45 a.m.

“The men are described only as wearing masks and there is no description of the vehicle they were in.”

Kingstonist has reached out to the L&A OPP to confirm that all four suspects in the home invasion are male, but no response was received by time of publication.

Elmwood Boulevard, shown above with a red marker, is located in the Sandhurst Shores area of Loyalist Township. Graphic via Google Maps.

According to the OPP, the L&A OPP Crime Unit is currently investigating.

“Investigators believe there is no risk to public safety, but people in the area should report any suspicious people or activity,” the OPP said.

“Investigators are currently in the area canvasing for witnesses and surveillance video.”

Police are asking for the public’s assistance in the investigation from anyone who may in have video footage from home/business security systems, vehicle dash cameras, or any other sources from the areas of Highway 33 between County Road 8 and County Road 21, between the hours of 2:30 a.m. to 4:30 a.m. on Thursday, Mar. 21, 2024. The OPP said that footage can be uploaded via the secure evidence submission portal here: https://bit.ly/sandhurstvideo.

This is a developing story. Kingstonist will continue to provide updated coverage as more information becomes available.

Update (Thursday, Mar. 21, 2024, at 12:30 p.m.

In response to Kingstonist inquiries as to whether all four suspects in the early morning home invasion outlines above are male, Constable. David Yome, Media Relations Officer for the L&A OPP, indicated that is believed to be the case.

“I can say that it appeared to the witness that all four suspects were males,” Yome said in an email to Kingstonist.

The investigation into the home invasion — which took place shortly after 3 a.m. on Thursday, Mar. 21, 2024, at a residence on Elmwood Boulevard in Loyalist Township — remains ongoing at this time. Police continue to request any relevant video footage from members of the public (see above for details).

This remains a developing story. Kingstonist will continue to provide updated coverage as more information becomes available.

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