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One injured in Kamloops home invasion

August 01, 2020 - 1:25 PM

The Kamloops Mounties arrived just in the nick of time to a home invasion that left one injured.

Police were called Aug. 1 at approximately 1:20 a.m. to a home invasion involving firearms at a residence on the North Shore. Once they reached the residence in the 600 block of Comox Avenue, what they describe as a getaway vehicle was intercepted and a man was taken into custody.

Two occupants of the home were called out by police and one reported minor injuries at the hands of the home intruders,RCMP said in a press release.

As a safety precaution, the Police Emergency Response Team was called out to the scene and assisted in clearing the property and confirmed that nobody else was left behind.

"It appears that the fast response from our police officers may have prevented something much more serious from happening, we are thankful that nobody was seriously hurt" Staff Sgt Mat Van Laer from the Kamloops RCMP said in a press release.

"As the investigation is ongoing, we can't release any further details at this time but it's important that we let the public know why police were in that area in such numbers, and that all safety concerns have been addressed."

If you have any information regarding this incident, you can contact the Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000. You can also report any details anonymously via Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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