Home invasion on 116B Avenue

Man pepper-sprayed, RCMP seeking three men, who fled in U-Haul truck

  • Jan. 20, 2012 7:00 a.m.

A man was pepper-sprayed during a home invasion Monday in Maple Ridge.

Police were called to a house on 116B Avenue around 2 p.m. after three men forced their way inside.

The man struggled with the trio and was pepper-sprayed, but managed to escape to a neighbouring house.

The thieves fled in a U-Haul truck, which police believe they have located. Investigators are currently examining the truck for evidence.

Police believe the home invasion was not a random act.

“Police want to thank all the citizens who have assisted them in their investigation to date,” said Cpl. Alanna Dunlop.

• Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Laurie Havenaar at  604-463-6251. To remain anonymous, call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leave a tip online at www.bccrimestoppers.com. CrimeStoppers will pay a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

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