Toronto police search for man after violent break-in, also looking for man considered “armed and dangerous”

Toronto police search for man after violent break-in, also looking for man considered “armed and dangerous”

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Photo: Police in Toronto are looking for Shane Gardiner, 47 (pictured left), and Joao Martins, 56 (pictured right). If you see either man, call 911 right away.

Toronto police are asking for your help finding a pair of men who could pose a danger to themselves or others.

Officers say Joao Martins, 56, of Toronto, broke into a home near Main Street and Danforth Avenue on July 8 and violently assaulted someone who was inside.

He also breached his probation twice on Tuesday.

Investigators want to charge Martins with break and enter, assault and four counts of failing to comply with probation order.

He is described as: unshaven, 5’4″ tall and 138 lbs. with long dark hair.

Officers are also hunting for Shane Gardiner, 47, of Toronto, who they consider “violent and dangerous.”

Gardiner is wanted for three counts of failing to comply with release order and three counts of failing to comply with probation order.

He’s described as 5’9″ tall, 190 lbs. and clean shaven with short dark hair.

If you see Gardiner, officers say don’t get anywhere near him, just call 911 right away.

Anyone with information about either of these men is urged to call police at 416-808-5500, or Crime Stoppers at 416-222-8477 (TIPS).

Photos courtesy of Toronto police

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