Three arrested after home invasion in Cranbrook

Suspects forced their way into a residence, assaulted two of the occupants, damaged property in the house and made threats.

  • Apr. 18, 2013 8:00 a.m.

RCMP responded to a call about a home invasion early Wednesday morning, April 17, at 6:30 a.m.

Police said that three young males forced their way into a residence, assaulted two of the occupants, damaged property in the house and made threats before being forced outside by another resident at which time they fled on foot.

RCMP officers and the Police Service Dog Team responded, and by noon had three male suspects in custody. The suspects’ names are not being released at this time.

The suspects are being held pending a bail hearing.

The RCMP wanted residents to know that this was not a random act and the suspects were known to the victims.

Anyone with more information can call the Cranbrook RCMP at 250-489-3471 or East Kootenay Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.