February 11, 2013 - 11:19 PM
Police say two men armed with a shotgun and a handgun threatened several people at a rooming house in the 400 block of St. Paul St. Sunday morning.
Five or six people were sitting on the deck of the home when the two men confronted them. Most of them scattered but one man who lived there was singled out for questioning by the armed pair who were looking for someone. Then they left.
Officers first went to Henry Leyland House where the scattered group called police. A search of the crime scene turned up nothing.
Patrol members worked throughout the day locating and questioning the people who had been present when the suspects initially arrived.
"Investigators met with varying levels of cooperation," said RCMP spokesperson Staff Sgt. Grant Learned.
The overall description of the two suspects was provided as follows:
1. White man with a medium build, about 25-30 years old with dark hair, pock-marked facial skin, and was said to be shorter in height than the second suspect. He was wearing a blue hoody, a black hat and wore sunglasses. He had a camouflage tactical belt loaded with shot gun ammunition around his waist.
2. A thinly built native male with light-coloured skin, possibly Metis, 30-40 years-old, taller than the first suspect and had long black hair in a pony tail. He was wearing a grey hoody, camouflage pants and boots.
The major crime unit of the Kamloops RCMP is now assisting in the investigation. Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact the Kamloops RCMP or Crimestoppers.
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