Mississauga man charged in series of home invasions across Etobicoke

A Mississauga man on a 10-year firearms prohibition and in custody for unrelated criminal offences is facing additional charges in a series of alleged home invasions in Etobicoke, Toronto police said.

Authorities were called to a residence in the Islington Avenue and Dixon Road Avenue area just before 6 a.m. on Dec. 13, 2023, for reports of a robbery in progress.

It’s alleged that four suspects entered the Etobicoke residence and demanded car keys from the homeowner. The suspects fled in the victim’s vehicle. No physical injuries were reported.

On Feb. 1, 2024, at 4 a.m., police responded to a home invasion call in the Martin Grove Road and Burnhamthorpe Road area. A group of suspects allegedly broke into a residence, demanded car keys from the homeowner, and fled in the vehicle.

No physical injuries were reported.

On Feb. 16, 2024, as part of the investigation, authorities executed a search warrant in the Finch Avenue West and Darcel Avenue area in Mississauga, resulting in the seizure of evidentiary items.

Investigators notified the accused of new charges, as the man was in custody for an unrelated matter.

Police said 28-year-old Chessen Johnston of Mississauga has been charged with robbery with violence, robbery, two counts of break-and-enter, two counts of disguise with intent and two counts of conspiracy to commit an indictable offence.

He was expected to appear in court on Feb. 23, 2024.

On Feb. 11, 2024, a Peel Regional Police spokesperson said the suspect was on a 10-year firearms prohibition order since 2019 and was out on bail for robbery with a firearm when the series of crimes were committed in Etobicoke.

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