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Masked men break-in and assault 70-year-old Kelowna resident

September 02, 2016 - 1:58 PM

KELOWNA – As many as three masked men broke into a home, robbed and assaulted two Kelowna residents last night.

Const. Jesse O’Donaghey says in a media release officers responded to a “violent break and enter” shortly after 9 p.m., Sep. 1, in the 600 block of Denali Court.

“Police have learned that as many as three masked men forced their way inside the home, which was occupied by a man and two women at the time,” he says in the release. “The suspects physically assaulted the occupants inside the home and fled with only a few electronic devices.”

One of the residents, a 70-year-old man, was seriously injured and taken to hospital.

RCMP set up an area of containment but were unable to find the suspects, who are described as men in their 20s, of average height and build, wearing dark clothing with black masks which were pointed at the top with the eyes cut out.

The RCMP investigation is ongoing, anyone with any information is asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300. Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.

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