Masked men sought after targeted Kelowna home invasion

KELOWNA - RCMP are on the hunt for two suspects in connection with a home invasion in south central Kelowna early this morning.

Police says the two masked men — who were 'said to be carrying handguns' — broke into a home through an open back door in the 700 block of Morrison Avenue around 2:30 a.m., Jan. 7, according to an RCMP media release.

“Once inside the suspects allegedly assaulted one of the residents, a 32-year-old Kelowna man, who sustained minor injuries, which didn’t require medical attention,” Const. Jesse O’Donaghey says in the release. “The suspects fled on foot prior to police arriving on scene.”

A police dog searched for the suspects, but investigators believe they got away in a vehicle.

“Police have confirmed this is an isolated and targeted incident, and strongly believe the suspects were known to the victim who refuses to co-operate with the police investigation,” O’Donaghey says in the release.

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 www.crimestoppers.net or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.

Approximate location of home invasion, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 in the 700-block of Morrison Avenue in Kelowna.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at aproskiw@infonews.ca or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.


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