RCMP investigate 2nd armed home invasion in 24 hours in West Shore

RCMP investigate 2nd armed home invasion in 24 hours in West Shore
Nicholas Pescod
A West Shore RCMP vehicle is pictured in this file photo.

The West Shore RCMP say they are investigating a second home invasion involving a firearm in the community within a 24-hour period.

The first reported home invasion occurred around 4:50 p.m. Friday in Langford and involved a man drawing a handgun.

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The second home invasion occurred in View Royal around 2:45 a.m. Saturday in the 1500-block of Middle Road which is located on the Songhees First Nation Reserve.

In this second incident, police say a man entered the victim’s home through their front door and fired “what may have been a firearm” while inside.

Mounties say no one was shot inside the home but one occupant suffered minor blunt-force injuries in the incident, while the suspect fled the scene.

RCMP says officers arrived at the home within minutes but were unable to locate the suspect.

The suspect is described as a man with dark skin who was wearing dark pants, a hoodie and bright white shoes at the time.

Anyone who spots the suspect is asked not to approach him and to contact police, as he is believed to be armed and dangerous.

Police are asking anyone in the neighbourhood of Middle Road to review their home security video between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. on Dec. 2 for signs of the suspect.

Langford Mayor Scott Goodmanson told CHEK News that the West Shore RCMP is trying everything they can to locate both suspects.

“The RCMP will have an update for everyone within 24 to 48 hours. They are working on this non-stop right now,” said Goodmanson.

Anyone with information on the incident or the suspect is asked to contact the West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264.

The West Shore RCMP provided an update on Monday to say the two home invasions are not believed to be related.

The Dec. 2 home invasion appears to be a targeted and isolated crime and the public is not believed to be at risk.

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