Four in custody after weekend home invasion
On December 16, police were called to a residence in the 700 block of Westwood Drive for a complaint of a home invasion.
The victim advised that two individuals, one wearing a mask, entered the residence demanding money. When no money was forthcoming, the individuals damaged the residence before assaulting the male and fleeing with electronics, jewellery and other items.
Initial investigation led the police to two residences, one in the JimSmith Lake area where two males were arrested, and an apartment in the 100 block of 17A Ave.
A search warrant was executed on both residences and many items from the home invasion were located and seized, Cranbrook RCMP reported this morning (Dec. 20).
On December 19, a third residence was searched where two other individuals were arrested. Several more items from the initial home invasion were located at this residence.
Police are currently requesting charges against the four people, three residents of Cranbrook and one from the Bahamas.
Charges being recommended include Robbery, Break and Enter, Theft Over $5,000, Assault with a Weapon and Utter Threats. One of the males is also in custody on an Immigration Warrant.
“The quick arrest of these four individuals was the result of hard work by many members of the Cranbrook RCMP. The dedicated team of investigators worked long hours to ensure these individuals were taken off the street,” said Cst. Katie Forgeron of Cranbrook RCMP.