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The jersey belived to have been worn by a home invader in Sooke. - File
The jersey belived to have been worn by a home invader in Sooke.
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Minnesota Vikings jersey worn by home invasion suspect

The Sooke RCMP, with assistance from the Island District RCMP General Investigation Section (GIS), continues to investigate a targeted home invasion that occurred on January 15, 2014 on Ayum Road in Sooke. It is believed that three men forced their way into the home, where they confronted two men who were home at the time. Multiple items were taken by the intruders, including portable electronics, wallets and a set of car keys. Several of the items were recovered by the Police Service Dog Team that attended the scene.

During this ongoing investigation, additional details relating to the description of one suspect came to light. Officers believe he was wearing a distinctive item of clothing, a purple coloured NFL Jersey, believed to be the Minnesota Vikings Brand (image of likeness attached – no player number known).

Investigators are also examining a possible link between this home invasion and a residential break in at a home in the 2900 Block of Sarah Drive in Sooke. This B&E occurred between 6:15 to 8:45 p.m. on February 1, 2014 while the home was unoccupied. Electronics and cash were stolen during this break and enter. Investigators suspect that some of the individuals involved in the January home invasion, may be responsible for the break and enter.

Both investigations remain active, limiting the amount of additional details that can be released.

Anyone with information on who is responsible for these crimes is urged to call the Sooke RCMP at 250-642-5241, or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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