By Brendan Burke 
BELLEVILLE – A city homeowner evaded serious injury after confronting two intruders during a break-in early Monday morning.
Belleville police said the resident discovered a pair of men in his apartment after being woken by loud noises. The man confronted and pursued the strangers, who police say fled the residence with a bag full of gaming electronics belonging to the victim.
The homeowner grabbed the bag when one of the suspects allegedly attempted to strike the victim with a foot-long screwdriver, according to police. Unharmed after avoiding the blow, he told police he was able to provide authorities with a detailed description of both suspects.
After scouring the area, police located the alleged burglars south of Dundas St. E. , where both the stolen items and weapon were recovered.
An 18-year-old man of Thurlow Township  has been charged with breaking and entering and theft under $5,000. The second suspect, a 19-year-old Belleville man, faces a weapons assault charge.
Both are due to appear in court on Oct. 20.