Victoria police link violent home invasion to drug debt

Police searching for more suspects after Saanich man taken into custody downtown

A Saanich man was arrested following a violent home invasion in Saanich Monday night.

Just after 6 p.m., a 34-year-old Victoria man was targeted, for a drug debt owed, at his Victoria home in the 2900-block of Cedar Hill Rd., said Victoria police spokesperson Const. Mike Russell.

“The victim was sprayed with bear spray and beaten by three men wearing balaclavas,” Russell said. “The suspects fled in an older-model domestic sedan, which was spotted several hours later by officers downtown.”

Police stopped the vehicle and arrested a 38-year-old Saanich man and his 29-year-old female passenger, who was released without being charged.

The male suspect faces charges of break and enter, forcible confinement and assault with a weapon.

Police are looking for additional suspects in connection with the home invasion.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Victoria Police Department at 250-995-7654, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

emccracken@vicnews.com

Just Posted

Rickter Scale: The chicken’s ready when pigs fly

The Rickter Scale is a weekly column

Saanich Police issue warning after nearly 20 break-ins while homeowners away

Police believe suspect is deliberately targeting homes while resident are on vacation

City of Victoria votes to consider funding changes at Royal Theatre

A meeting between the Capital Regional District, Victoria, Saanich and Oak Bay will determine further steps

Welcome to Victoria, where a street can have four names

From Oak Bay to View Royal, street names change as the roadways twist and turn

Garbage piles up at Mount Doug Park in Saanich

Local resident blames the design of the garbage bins

VIDEO: Black bear caught climbing tree in Langford neighbourhood

Triangle Mountain residents on alert following bear sighting

Thunderstorms forecast across B.C.

Environment Canada has issued a thunderstorm watch for B.C.’s central Interior

Driver who killed B.C. motorcyclist receives absolute discharge

Chase family speechless following decision by BC Review Board

Lower gas prices slow annual inflation rate to Bank of Canada’s 2% bull’s-eye

Prices showed strength in other areas — led by a 17.3 per cent increase in the cost of fresh vegetables

B.C. moves to preserve 54 of its biggest, oldest trees

Fir, cedar, spruce, pine, yew set aside from logging

Report of dead body in B.C. park actually headless sex doll

This discovery, made at Manning Park on July 10, led police to uncovering two other sex mannequins

Grand Forks fire chief found to have bullied, harassed volunteer firefighter: report

WorkSafeBC, third-party human resources investigation looking into allegations complete

Taekwondo instructor, 21, identified as B.C. bat rabies victim

Nick Major, 21, an instructor at Cascadia Martial Arts in Parksville

15-year-old with imitation gun caused ‘dynamic’ scene at Nanaimo mall

No one was harmed in Monday’s incident, say Nanaimo RCMP

Most Read