Weapons fired after the owner tried to break into Middlesex County’s business

Police are looking for three suspects in a burglary Christmas morning.

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One in three suspects trying to break into a business in a rural area near London fired a gun when the owner showed up, Middlesex County OPP said.

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Three people used a pickup truck to try to enter a store on Melbourne Road in Melbourne, about 30 kilometers southwest of London, around 1 p.m. 06.30 Christmas day, police said Wednesday.

The owner of the business was alerted and interrupted the burglary. One of the suspects fired a gun, police said. The owner was not injured.

The pickup was found not far from the place.

Police said a suspect is a man with a muscular build who was wearing an Adidas hoodie, a black hat and a face mask. Another man wore a black skeleton costume and a face mask. There is no description of the third person.

Anyone with information or video surveillance footage should call OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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