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Man charged in connection with violent Toronto home invasion

A man is facing several charges in connection with a violent home invasion in west-end Toronto.

Police say officers were called to a home in the Runnymede Road and Bloor Street West area on Tuesday.

Police say a man armed with a knife and a hammer broke into a home where a 64-year-old woman was home with her 89-year-old mother.

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It's alleged the man slashed the 64-year-old woman in the arm with the knife before demanding money and then fleeing with an undisclosed amount.

Police say the mother became ill during the incident and was later taken to hospital, while the daughter was treated at hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

Slavoljub (Louie) Petrovic, 53, is charged with robbery, aggravated assault, weapons dangerous and forcible confinement.

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