Police Make Arrests in Targeted Home Invasion

Hamilton Police have arrested two suspects and are searching for a third after a home invasion in the area of Garth and West 5th in Hamilton. 

On January 212020, shortly after 9:00 a.m., two males entered the victim’s home and confronted him. An argument ensued, resulting in one of the two suspects brandishing what was believed to be a firearm. The home owner received minor injuries when he was struck over the head with the weapon, as well as sprayed in the face with pepper spray.

The two assailants fled to a waiting car driven by a third suspect, with property belonging to the home owner. Police located the vehicle at an east end address. The vehicle and home associated to the suspects were secured, while search warrants were prepared.

Police located two of the assailants inside the home, who have since been charged with the following:

James Murphy, 32-years-old of Hamilton

  • Robbery
  • Assault with a weapon
  • Administer Noxious Substance
  • Breach of Probation
  • Possession of Firearm Contrary to Order

Carly Crease, 27-years-old of Hamilton

  • Robbery

A search of the home located the firearm, which is believed to be an imitation. Police are seeking the assistance of the public in locating the third suspect in this matter:

Joshua Benoit, 28-years-old of Burlington

He is wanted for the following:

  • Robbery
  • Assault with a Weapon
  • Breach of Probation
  • Possession of Firearm Contrary to Order

Police believed this incident to be targeted. 

Police continue to investigate the incident and ask if anyone has information that could assist with the investigation to call Detective Constable Mendes at (905)546-8967 or Detective Sergeant DelConte at (905)546-3851.

To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at www.crimestoppershamilton.com