At approx. 9:50 Saturday morning, officers were called to a home invasion in the 200 block of Princess Ave East. The residents reported that three males broke into the residence while armed with a sawed off shotgun and stole a quantity of money and two purses. During the robbery, one of the suspects used the butt end of the shotgun to strike one of the victims in the face. Further investigation allowed police to obtain a search warrant for a residence in the 400 block of 2nd St. While awaiting the warrant to be signed officers observed a 27-year-old male exit the target location. He was checked and found to be in possession of one of the stolen purses. He was arrested and charged with possession of property obtained by crime. He has been released from custody with a court date of August 26.
Once the warrant was authorized, Police entered the target residence and located the sawed off pump action shotgun used in the robbery. The 26-year-old male of that address was arrested for armed robbery, and break enter and commit robbery. He will appear in court later today.