Man assaulted during botched northwestern B.C. home invasion

Police called out once again to another Thornhill, B.C. crime incident

  • Oct. 7, 2016 6:00 a.m.

The Terrace RCMP responded to a residence in the Thornhill area early Friday morning after a man violently forced his way into a home. The man fled empty handed after assaulting one of the home occupants.

On Friday, October 7, 2016 at 7:30 am, the Terrace RCMP responded to a report of a home invasion in the 3600 block of Old Lakelse Lake Dr. Thornhill.

Upon attending, RCMP officers spoke to the two home occupants. It was reported that a masked man forced the door open and brandished what appeared to be a handgun and demanded money.

The suspect assaulted the male victim at which time the female occupant managed to run from the residence.

The suspect then fled suddenly as well, empty handed. Area patrols were conducted in efforts to locate the suspect or any related suspect vehicles, however the patrols found no evidence of the suspect. The male victim received minor injuries.

The suspect was described as:

  • Face partially covered with a surgical type mask
  • Caucasian adult male possibly in his 20s-30s
  • Slim build
  • Wearing a black hooded sweater
  • Black rain paints with a white zippered section across the knees (zip off pant legs)

The Terrace RCMP is seeking public assistance in identifying the suspect and would like to speak with any possible witnesses who may have seen anything suspicious related to this incident.

Anyone with information about this matter are asked to contact the Terrace RCMP at 250-638-7400. Those wishing to provide information anonymously can contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.