RCMP search for armed suspects following robbery at Castlegar home

Suspects fled in a red 2014 Jeep Cherokee.

RCMP continue to search for armed suspects and a stolen SUV following an early morning armed robbery at a Castlegar home.

Shortly before 4 a.m. on April 9, Castlegar RCMP received a report of a violent break and enter to a home in the 2600 block of 5th Avenue.

According to RCMP, the investigation remains in the early stages. However, police have learned that as many as three unknown male suspects entered the home and confronted the occupants, a man and a woman, who had been asleep inside.

The suspects, who were disguised, were reportedly armed with various weapons.

RCMP Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey said in a release that the suspects then allegedly assaulted, and demanded money from the residents, while physically restraining them.

All suspects reportedly fled in a red 2014 Jeep Cherokee, bearing British Columbia licence plates JB883N, which belonged to one of the victims.

One of the victims managed to escape to a neighbouring residence to call 911.

Preliminary findings suggest the incident was targeted, therefore RCMP don’t believe the general public is at any risk.

RCMP continue to search for the stolen vehicle. If spotted, police caution you not to approach the vehicle, or any of its occupants and call 911 immediately.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Castlegar RCMP at 250-365-7721. If you wish to remain completely anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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