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.
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