West Shore RCMP can’t confirm any links between two potentially armed home invasions on two consecutive nights over the weekend.
Responding to reports a man had pushed his way into someone’s home, officers were called to the 3000-block of Glen Lake Road in Langford shortly before 5 p.m. on Dec. 1, RCMP said in a news release.
Police learned a man had pushed his way into the victim’s home after the front door had been opened to determine why the resident’s dogs were barking. After the dogs challenged the suspect, he allegedly brandished a black handgun before running toward Alouette Drive.
A police dog was deployed and police canvased the neighbourhood but did not locate or identify a suspect.
No physical injuries were reported.
The suspect is described as a Caucasian man in his late 20s or early 30s, 5’6” to 5’8” with a slim build and short to medium dark hair that stuck out from under a black hat. He also wore a black jacket, grey shirt, dark pants, athletic style footwear with black and white stripes and was clean shaven with a dime-sized red mark, possibly a scar or birthmark on his right cheek or lower jaw.
West Shore RCMP were called to a second home invasion on Dec. 2, around 2:45 a.m. this time in the 1500-block of Middle Road on Songhees Nation
This time, police said, a man entered the home through the front door and discharged what may have been a firearm in the residence. He then ran off.
One resident received minor injuries after a brief altercation with the suspect, police said.
Police again did not locate a suspect who is described as a man with dark skin wearing dark pants, bright white shoes and a hoodie.
West Shore RCMP said officers cannot confirm whether this incident is related to the earlier one in Langford.
This investigation is ongoing, police are asking residents living in the area to check their home surveillance cameras for the period between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. on Dec. 2, and to report any suspicious activity to the police. a
If you have information on this crime or think you know who the suspect may be, please call West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264. Do not approach the suspect as he may be armed and is considered dangerous.
Editors note: This file was updated to correct RCMP information on the community the second incident took place.