Criminal charges against three men accused of a violent break-in at an Esquimalt residence are stacking up.
Possessing a weapon obtained through offence, possession of a restricted firearm and possession of an unlicenced firearm have been added to break-and-enter and robbery charges for the three suspects.
Victoria police arrested Kirk Walter Clement, 46, Warren Andrew Westcott, 38 and Terry David Desjarlais, 38 following a break-in at a residence at 890 Admirals Rd. on Jan. 14.
A tenant heard noises coming from his neighbour’s suite and went to investigate. Clement and Westcott received serious knife wounds and remain in hospital in stable condition. The tenant has not been charged.
Police found two Intratec TEC-22 semi-automatic handguns, a replica handgun in a holster, handcuffs, a police badge and magazines loaded with ammunition on the men and in their vehicle.
It’s unclear whether the tenant who interfered knew the residents of the targeted suite.
The three men remain in police custody. Their next court appearance is Feb. 3.