Three armed men invade north Nanaimo home

Nanaimo Mounties are trying to track down three armed men involved in a home invasion on the weekend.

Nanaimo Mounties are trying to track down three armed men involved in a home invasion on the weekend.

The incident happened about 2:20 p.m. Sunday when three Asian men, brandishing handguns, forced their way into a home on the 2400 block of Rosstown Road, pushed two men and a woman to the floor and bound their wrists bound with zap straps.

One of the men in the home broke free, jumped from a second-storey window and ran to nearby homes, pounding on doors screaming he was being chased by armed men. People at one of the households he went to called 911, but the man had continued his flight.

About 20 minutes later, the man and woman remaining in the house had also freed themselves and called 911 to report the home invasion.

Police found the man and woman inside at the home unhurt, but shaken by their ordeal.

The male who initially fled from the home eventually made his way to his girlfriend’s and returned to the home later that night. He was also uninjured.

Nothing was taken during the home invasion and the only description police have is of three Asian men wearing bandana’s over their faces and driving a small older model tan or beige car.

Const. Gary O’Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman, said police have not determined if the victims and their assailants knew each other or what the motive was for the home invasion.

“What we know is that it was brazen – in the middle of the day – and the possibility of being seen was huge, so we’re hoping that will assist us in the investigation,” O’Brien said.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com.