Corporal Darryl Peppler with the Kitimat RCMP tells the Sentinel that it is believed that this morning’s home invasion on Nalabila Boulevard may be drug related.
He explained that the two masked suspects are alleged to have knocked on the door, and when someone came to open the door, that’s when the suspects forced themselves in and used their pepper spray.
He said three people in the home were treated after the incident.
“It is believed to be drug related,” said Peppler.
He added that the three people who were treated are known to police, but he didn’t elaborate on how. The victims told police that they did not know who the alleged attackers were.
Two masked suspects are at the centre of an alleged home invasion and assault in Kitimat.
Kitimat RCMP say that at around 8:15 a.m. on June 10 two masked suspects knocked on a door of a home on Nalabila Boulevard and were let in by the homeowner. Once inside police say the suspects allegedly used peppery spray, but were forced out by the homeowner. The suspects fled on foot.
RCMP and the BC Ambulance tended to the victims, and patrols were done in the area.
The suspects are described as being in their mid-20s, Caucasian, and about six feet tall.
One suspect wore a blue devil-type of Halloween mask, and a full costume including a tail.
The second suspect wore a blue mask.
Anyone having information as to who is responsible for these crimes is encouraged to call the Kitimat RCMP at 250-632-7111 or Crime Stoppers at 1-250-TIPS(8477).