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Elderly Vernon man victimized in home invasion

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March 21, 2016 - 1:10 PM

VERNON - Police have two men in custody after an elderly Vernon man was tied up and robbed during a home invasion on the weekend.

RCMP were called to a home in Vernon’s Bella Vista neighbourhood around 4:45 p.m., Saturday, March 19, by an 83-year-old man who said he had been robbed.

Two men entered the man’s home, tied him to a chair, stole numerous items and fled in a Winnebago, according to a media release.

Police say the man wasn’t hurt.

Officer tracked down the suspect vehicle a little while later and when they tried to pull it over, two men tried to take off on foot.

They were caught and arrested.

A 46-year-old man and a 50-year-old man remain in custody awaiting a court appearance.

RCMP continue to investigate.

Anyone with information is asked to call Vernon RCMP at (250) 545-7171 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at chelston@infonews.ca or call 250-309-5230. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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