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Summerford woman encounters thieves in her home

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Threatened with a knife but managed to escape; suspects arrested; police continuing investigation

On Saturday, Dec. 9 at approximately 4 p.m., Twillingate RCMP received a report of a residential robbery in progress in the community of Summerford.

A woman returned home and found two people inside her residence. She was threatened with a knife but was able to escape uninjured and alerted police.

Officers immediately responded and a 21-year-old man from Gander and 24-year old woman from Appleton were arrested. They have been charged with Robbery, Break and Enter to Commit, Disguise with Intent and Assault with a Weapon.

Numerous items were seized during the investigation including a quantity of a substance believed to be crack cocaine and a knife.

The man and woman were held in custody and appeared in Gander court on Monday, Dec. 11. The woman was released to appear at a later date. The man was set over to appear later this afternoon.

Police are asking for anyone who may have witnessed this incident or has information that could aid this investigation to call the Twillingate RCMP at 709-884-2811. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), text TIP190 + your message to 'CRIMES' (274637), or by webtip at www.nlcrimestoppers.com.

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