Nanaimo RCMP investigate early morning home invasion

NANAIMO – Two men force their way into woman's apartment in Harewood.

Nanaimo Mounties are investigating a home invasion in Harewood after two men forced their way into a woman’s apartment early Thursday.

The incident happened at about 1:30 a.m. at an apartment on the 300 block of Third Street where a 25-year-old woman, who lives alone, was awakened by a loud bang at her front door. Seconds later she saw two men who searched her apartment for several minutes and then fled.

An RCMP police dog services team that responded to the scene was unable to track down the suspects.

The woman was left shaken, but otherwise uninjured by the incident.

Police said the incident might have been the result of the suspects entering the wrong address.

“While it is early in the investigation, officers involved have not found a connection between the victim and the two suspects, leading them to believe this may have been a case of the suspects simply going to the wrong address,” said Const. Gary O’Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman.

Both suspects are described as Caucasian. One is about six feet tall, in his mid-30s with short, buzz-cut hair, who was wearing a black hoodie, red shirt and a ski mask partially covering his face.

The second suspect is 5-foot-10, in his mid 30s, who was wearing jeans and a baseball cap.

Anyone with information about this incident, please call the Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, text 274637, keyword Nanaimo, or submit tips online at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com.

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