December 28, 2015 - 9:16 AM
KELOWNA – RCMP are looking for a pair of suspects they say broke into a home on Christleton Avenue in Kelowna and assaulted one of the residents Saturday afternoon.
Police were called to the home on the 400 block at around 2:30 p.m. on Boxing Day, Dec. 26, with reports of a violent break and enter.
Const. Jesse O’ O'Donaghey says in a media release police are in the initial stages of this investigation, however they have determined that two suspects gained entry into the residence through an unlocked door.
A 29-year-old Kelowna man and a 27-year-old Kelowna woman were both inside the home at the time.
“Once inside the home the suspects each produced a weapon and made efforts to prevent the residents from leaving the home. The 29-year-old man was assaulted by the suspects who were later spooked by the emergency sirens of what police believe was a passing ambulance,” he says.
The suspects fled the scene in an SUV before police arrived and blocked off a portion of Christleton Avenue for almost three hours.
The man was taken to Kelowna General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries and was released later that day.
The first suspect is described as a Caucasian male with short, buzzed brown hair, approximately 5'8" tall. The second suspect is also a Caucasian male with short buzzed hair and approximately 5’10” tall.
Police believe the suspects are known to the residents and that this was a targeted attack.
If you have information that may be helpful to the ongoing investigation and have not yet spoken to police please call the Kelowna RCMP Const. Barnard at 250-762-3300.
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