A gun shot was fired during a home invasion early Tuesday in Maple Ridge.
Ridge Meadows RCMP were were called to a rural residence on 280th Street at approximately 6:30 a.m.
One of two men fired a shot at the home’s owner after he confronted them inside it. They then ran out of the house and stole the home owner’s pickup truck.
The owner of the home was not injured. The stolen truck was later found by police at Ruskin Park.
This is a very serious matter and it is being thoroughly investigated,” Cpl. Alanna Dunlop said. “The RCMP Lower Mainland District’s Integrated Forensic Identification Section, and investigators with Ridge Meadows RCMP Serious Crimes Unit are fully engaged. Police have received some valuable information from citizens in the area, and that info is being pursued.
RCMP are requesting for continued public assistance in solving this crime. Anyone who may have seen a vehicle or suspicious activity in the area of Ruskin Park in east Maple Ridge between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. Tuesday morning is asked to call police as soon as possible.
• Anyone with any information is asked to call Cnst. Kathleen McKinney at 604-467-7604, or if you wish to remain anonymous call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leave a tip online at www.solvecrime.ca. CrimeStoppers will pay a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction.