Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two suspects involved in an attempted home invasion on Monday.
At approximately 12:40 p.m. on Sept. 26, Hope RCMP were called to the 600-block of Wallace Street after two men pushed their way into the home and fired a gun. Police said there were four people inside at the time, but no one was injured.
The two suspects fled the scene, one on foot and the other on a stolen bicycle which was later recovered. They were not known to the residents.
The Hope RCMP has initiated a drug investigation stemming from the incident.
“Given the time of day this occurred, we are hopeful that someone saw the incident and can provide us helpful information,” said Cpl. Tammy Hollingsworth.
One of the suspects is described as being a First Nations man with fair skin, possibly with freckles, and about 5’10” tall. He also has dark shaved hair, facial stubble, and blue or green well-defined eyes. Police said the he was last seen wearing a light grey crew-neck sweater, baggy jeans, and a light-coloured flat-brimmed hat.
The other man is described as being over six feet tall, wearing all dark clothing, a black wide-brimmed hat and a bandana covering the lower part of his face.
Police have released a composite sketch of the first suspect based on witness statements.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Hope RCMP at 604-869-7750 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).