Edmonton Police lay charges against suspect wanted in 2011 home invasion after successful DNA match

Edmonton, Alberta – The Edmonton Police Service’s Downtown Division has laid serious charges against a 35-year-old man in connection to a home invasion which occurred six years ago.

At approximately 10:30 a.m. on January 27, 2011, three men broke into a suite in the area of 90 Street and Jasper Avenue occupied by a 38-year-old woman and her seven-month-old child. The three men allegedly forced their way into the suite, demanded money and threatened the woman with her life.

During the initial investigation in 2011, two of the three male suspects were identified and charged. Earlier this week, and six years after the incident, police were notified by the National DNA Data Bank of a DNA match to the third outstanding suspect.

Bradley Bruce, 35, is charged with break and enter to commit robbery, uttering threats and unlawful confinement.

“Because of the diligent and persistent work done by our EPS Crime Scene Investigation Unit, we were ultimately able to identify our final suspect in this investigation,” says Const. Scott Neilson with EPS’ Downtown Division.

The three accused males were not known to the woman or her child.

Bruce is expected to appear in court tomorrow, Friday, June 2, 2017 at 9 a.m..

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