Kelowna residents manages to escape early morning home invasion
Mike McDonald - Reporter
(KIM ANDERSON / iNFOnews.ca)
September 28, 2017 - 4:36 PM
KELOWNA - Police are searching for two suspects who broke into a home in the Upper Mission in Kelowna early yesterday morning.
RCMP say two unidentified men pushed their way into a home in the 800 block of Hewetson Avenue just before 3 a.m. yesterday, Sept. 27, and threatened the homeowner.
The victim, who was alone at the time, managed to escape and went to his neighbours house to call police, according to an RCMP media release.
"The homeowner was not physically injured during the incident," Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey says in the release.
He says the suspects were both wearing black hoodies and covered their faces.
One suspect is described as a Caucasian man, about 6' tall, weighing 190 lbs. The second suspect was a Caucasian man about 5'8" tall.
“The suspects eventually fled the man’s home in a pickup truck which was later seized by police after it was left abandoned in the driveway of a home on nearby South Ridge Drive,” O’Donaghey says. “A search conducted in that area, with the assistance of Kelowna RCMP Police Dog Services, was negative for locating any suspects.”
He says members of the Integrated Forensic Identification Section are assisting on the case.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP General Investigations Section at 250-762-3300, or 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
— Headline changed at 12:37 p.m. Sept. 29.
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