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Final suspect in forcible confinement and assault case still at large

July 12, 2016 - 9:42 AM

PENTICTION - Police are searching for the last suspect involved in the forcible confinement and assault of a Summerland man in April.

Police say a 59-year-old man was allegedly lured into an apartment on Pickering Avenue in Penticton on April 9, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. Five offenders forcibly confined him in the apartment. The offenders are alleged to have been armed and masked in bandanas. Banking information, money and a vehicle were robbed from the victim. The victim later escaped the unit and police made arrests that day, Cpl. Dan Moskaluk said in a release today, July 12.

After the incident, the victim was taken into Penticton Regional Hospital, but has since recovered from his injuries.

The RCMP General Investigation Section has been working the case from the beginning and are still searching for the last suspect.

So far, the police have arrested Shannon Masuskapoe, William "Billy" Solomon, Candace Waller, and James Colt Wilson. They will remain in custody pending upcoming court appearances. The fifth and final suspect remains at large.

If anyone from the public has any further information regarding this case, please contact Const. Kelly Grant at the Penticton RCMP at (250) 492-4300 or via Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS).

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