The owner of a house on 280th Street is lucky to be alive after being shot at during a home-invasion style robbery.
Mounties were called to a house on 280th Street at about 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6.
It is alleged two men were confronted by the homes owner inside the residence, and one of the suspects fired a shot at the owner before the suspects ran out of the house. The suspects then stole the victims pickup in order to get away.
The owner was not injured.
The stolen truck was found abandoned at Ruskin Park, said Ridge Meadows RCMP Cpl. Alanna Dunlop.
This is a very serious matter and it is being thoroughly investigated, warned Dunlop.
Police have received some valuable information from citizens in the area, and that info is being pursued, she continued. We 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 and 7 a.m. Tuesday morning is asked to call police as soon as possible, Dunlop continued.
Anyone with any information is asked to call Const. Kathleen McKinney at 604-467-7604. To remain anonymous call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leave a tip online at www.bccrimestoppers.com. CrimeStoppers will pay a reward of up to $2,000 if information leads to an arrest and conviction.
@ Copyright 2013