Three men face charges for home invasions in Peace River

After a five month investigation into several home invasions, police from the Peace River RCMP know the identities of some of the offenders.

Earlier this year, the RCMP received complaints of home invasions by individuals posing as either police officers or gas service technicians.

An investigation was conducted by the RCMP Peace River with assistance from the RCMP Edmonton General Investigation Section, the Beaverlodge RCMP, the Grande Prairie and Peace River Forensic Identification Sections, the Grimshaw RCMP and the local RCMP Police Dog Section.

Now, three men are facing a total of 15 Criminal Code charges.

Forty-nine year-old John Stewart Robertson of Beaver Lodge is charged with robbery with a firearm, forcible confinement and disguise with intent. He was scheduled for a court hearing on Monday.

Fifty-four year-old Gilbert Leo Setz of Peace River is charged with two counts of robbery with a firearm, three counts of forcible confinement, disguise with intent, uttering threats and possession of a police scanner. Setz was released by the Edmonton Hearing Office on a $1,000 cash bail recognizance. Setz was scheduled for a court hearing on Monday.

Meanwhile, 45 year-old Scott Douglas Nixon remains at large. He faces numerous charges, including: Robbery with a firearm, forcible confinement, disguise with intent and uttering threats. Nixon has a Canada Wide warrant outstanding for his arrest. Nixon is described as 5 feet, 9 inches in height, 160 pounds, red hair and green eyes.

Investigators continue to investigate the April 1st occurrence and are asking anyone with information relating to any of these events to contact Peace River RCMP at 780-624-6677 or Crime Stoppers, toll free at 1-800-222-8477.

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