Terrace RCMP have arrested a 20-year-old man believed to be involved in the home invasion that occurred in the early morning hours of January 30th on Park Ave.
“Tips from the public quickly led to an identification of the man. The images were released at 5 p.m. and by 7 p.m., we had made the arrest.
“I am very proud of the team work and diligence of the Terrace Detachment members who have been working nonstop on this investigation. The information provided by the community of Terrace was the piece of the puzzle we needed to make this arrest. This is one of those rare events which understandably causes fear in a community. I think we are all relieved that a person is in custody for this very serious incident,” says Inspector Syd Lecky, officer in charge Terrace RCMP.
The investigation continues and the man remains in custody at this time.
Terrace RCMP are asking the public for help to identify a person of interest in a home invasion in the downtown area.
On Monday, January 30th at approximately 4:30 a.m., a woman woke up with a man in her bedroom at her residence on the 4400 block of Park Ave.
He had a knife and demanded money, and then sexually assaulted the woman.
The bank card stolen from the woman was used at the Terrace Credit Union shortly after.
“If you saw anybody in the area of the 4400 block of Park Ave. or the Terrace Credit Union on Lazelle Ave. in the early morning hours of Monday, January 30th, call us.
“This is a very concerning incident and we want to remind people to ensure you lock your doors, and report any suspicious activity in your neighborhood,” says Sgt. Michael Robinson, acting operations non-commissioned officer Terrace RCMP.
The images are of a young man wearing a black jacket with red detail and a dark colored hat with FOX on the front.
Terrace General Duty officers, General Investigation Section, Police Dog Service, and the Terrace and Prince Rupert’s Forensic Identification Section have put their full resources on this investigation.
If you have information about this crime, contact the Terrace RCMP at 250-638-7400 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers by telephone at 1-800-222-TIPS, online at www.terracecrimestoppers.ca or by texting keyword TERRACE followed by your message to 274637 (CRIMES).