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Break-in suspect surprises victims in their home, points firearm at them

Authorities are turning to the public to help identify a suspect in a daytime break-in that found the victims confronted by the intruder, who ordered them around with a firearm pointed at them.
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Authorities are turning to the public to help identify a suspect in a daytime break-in that found the victims confronted by the intruder, who ordered them around with a firearm pointed at them.

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The University RCMP say that officers were dispatched to the 3400-block of Wesbrook Mall at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 29 following reports of a break-in at a private residence.

The victims had arrived home and interrupted the crime in progress. The suspect pointed a firearm at them and ordered the residents into the bathroom, then fled.

The suspect is a described as:

  • Middle Eastern/South Asian with a strong accent
  • Approximately 50-years-old
  • 5’4 with a heavy build and clean shaven

At the time of the incident, the suspect was wearing a dark-coloured ball cap, dark-coloured zip jacket, unzipped at the time.

Anyone with information is asked to call the University RCMP at 604-224-1322, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.