RCMP search for suspects after violent break in to Salmon Arm home
RCMP is searching for a pair of suspects following a report of a residential break and enter with violence early Monday morning.
On June 29, at 8:12 a.m., Salmon Arm RCMP responded to a report of a break and enter to a residence in the 1200-block of 30 Street SW. Police have learned that two male suspects, one brandishing a knife, forced their way into the home occupied by two residents.
"Once inside the suspects searched the house and allegedly took cash, debit bank cards, a lap top computer, a tablet and keys to the homeowner’s red Ford Taurus," says S/Sgt. Scott West, Detachment Commander for the Salmon Arm RCMP. "The residents provided access pin codes to the armed suspects after being threatened."
The victims were bound and the suspects fled the home. The victims managed to free themselves and flee to a neighbouring residence where they called for emergency assistance.
RCMP in a neighbouring jurisdiction has since recovered the stolen Ford Taurus, which will be examined forensically for physical evidence by RCMP Integrated Forensic Identification Services (IFIS). The investigation is in its early stages and is ongoing at this time.
Suspect 1 is described as a Caucasian male, approximately 5 ft 8 in to 6 ft tall, with a slender build, approximately 40 years of age, seen wearing a grey long sleeve shirt, a pair of light coloured shorts and a light coloured baseball cap.
Suspect 2 is described as a Caucasian male, approximately 5 ft 8 in to 6 ft tall, with a slender build, approximately 40 years of age, seen wearing a grey long sleeve shirt, and a pair of blue jeans.
If you witnessed this incident and have not yet spoken to police you are asked to call the Salmon Arm RCMP at 250-832-6044. Or remain completely anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.