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Targeted home invasion likely personal in nature

Shortly after 11 p.m. on January 15, 2014, Sooke RCMP responded to a report of a home invasion at a residence in 2200 block of Ayum Road in Sooke, B.C.

Preliminary information indicates that three men forced their way into the residence, where they confronted the two adult men who were home at the time. The residents sustained minor injuries during a struggle that ensued. A short time later, the suspects reportedly fled the residence on foot.

Multiple RCMP officers responded to the scene, along with a police service dog team.  The dog team began a track of the suspects, which ended abruptly a short distance from the house.  This has led investigators to conclude that the suspects entered a vehicle, and departed the area.

Minimal descriptive details are available at this time. Two of the men were reportedly wearing black coloured hooded sweatshirts, while the third wore a dark coloured shirt.

While a motive is not yet clear, investigators suspect this was a targeted event, (which may have been personal in nature). The Sooke RCMP, with assistance from the Island District RCMP General Investigation Section (GIS) continue to actively investigate this incident.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the Sooke RCMP at 250-642-5241, or anonymously through Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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