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Two arrested in Kelowna Boxing Day home invasion

Kelowna RCMP blocked of a portion of Christleton Avenue, Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015 after a targeted home invasion sent one man to hospital. RCMP say two men have since been arrested and are facing charges.
Image Credit: Global Okanagan/Kelby DeLaet (with permission)
February 09, 2016 - 1:38 PM

KELOWNA – Kelowna RCMP have arrested two men believed to be responsible for a Boxing Day home invasion on Christleton Avenue.

Jarred Burrow, 34, and Parker Burrow, 24, originally from Alberta but living in Kelowna, are facing charges of possession of a loaded firearm, use of a firearm to commit an indictable offence, break and enter to a dwelling, assault with a weapon, assault causing bodily harm, uttering threats and possession of a firearm.

At around 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 26, 2015, two men entered a house on the 400 block of Christleton Avenue through an unlocked door. Const. Jesse O'Donaghey said at a media conference last year the suspects knew who they were looking for and once inside, used a gun to prevent the 29-year-old Kelowna man and 27-year-old Kelowna woman from leaving.

"The man was assaulted by the suspects who were later spooked by the emergency sirens of what police believe was a passing ambulance,” O'Donaghey said.

The suspects fled in an SUV before police arrived.

The man was taken to Kelowna General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries and released later that day.

Although a physical description of the two suspects was given, O'Donaghey says the victims initially were not cooperating with police.

“There have been developments (in the case) and (the victims) are now cooperating,” he says.

According to a media release sent Feb. 9, the two men turned themselves in to police after a warrant for their arrest was issued.

The investigation is still ongoing and RCMP ask that anyone who has not already spoken with them call Const. Barnard at 250-762-3300.

To contact the 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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