Station 9 Police Watch
NDG Press, May 8
Nanny, baby held hostage during home invasion
A 31-year-old nanny and a 10-month-old baby were held hostage during a home invasion on Merton Rd. Police say four suspects gained entry into the home at 11:45 am on April 23. There were no signs of forced entry.
“We believe the suspects may have known the keypad code that allowed them to simply open the front door,” said Constable Vincent De Angelis. “Once they were inside, the nanny, who was on the second floor of the home, heard some noise and started to go downstairs.” But when she left the bedroom, she ended up coming face to face with one of the suspects. “He brought her to the basement and tied her with duct tape. He used tie-wraps on her thumbs and pinky fingers so she couldn’t move her hands,” said De Angelis. “Then, they brought the baby from its crib and placed it in the nanny’s lap.”
The suspects then made their way back up to the master bedroom. “They used a crowbar to pry one safe out of the wall, and stole a second safe that was in a closet,” said De Angelis. “The safes contained both money and jewellery.”
The suspects left by the garage door. The nanny was eventually able to extricate herself, and she called 911. She and the baby were not hurt during the robbery.
The suspects are all described as white males, 30 and 5’7” who wore hoodies.