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Police catch one of three suspects in violent Shuswap home invasion

A 59-year-old woman with terminal cancer was the victim of a targeted home invasion in Sicamous on Oct. 24, 2018.
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SICAMOUS – A suspect wanted in connection with a violent home invasion in Sicamous, that left a terminally ill woman with a broken nose, has been nabbed by RCMP on Vancouver Island.

RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Dan Moskaluk says in a media release that Robert Christopher Bomba, 37, was arrested by police in Nanaimo on two outstanding, but unrelated warrants today, Oct. 30.

A 59-year-old woman with terminal cancer was held at gunpoint and kicked in the face during an alleged home invasion in Sicamous on Oct. 24.

Police are still on the hunt for two more suspects, another man and a woman. The suspects had their faces covered with bandanas during the assault.

Moskaluk says Bomba is facing several new charges related to the home invasion including forcible confinement, assault causing bodily harm, and break and enter.

Bomba is in custody in Nanaimo and was expected to appear in court today.

Along with her physical injuries, the victim was left traumatized by the attack and can’t return to her home in Sicamous.

Sicamous RCMP continue to investigate the home invasion and ask anyone with information to contact the detachment at 250-836-2878 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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