The RCMP are looking for two armed home invasion suspects who locked a woman and four small children in the bathroom of a Carson Drive residence in Williams Lake.
The incident took place on Saturday, Nov. 15 at approximately 7:30 p.m.
“Her common-law husband came home and found them locked in,” Corp. Jason Pole said.
“When the suspects demanded money and learned there was none in the home, they tied a cable or something to the bathroom door.”
Pole said the woman didn’t see the men’s faces because they were disguised with bandanas, however, she described them as First Nations males, with average build, and approximately five feet 10 inches tall, although one was a little stockier than the other.
One of the suspects called the other “Pee Wee.”
“It’s a very serious incident,” Pole said.
“One was armed with a firearm and the other one had a knife.”
There were no injuries, however, the RCMP continue to support the victims.
“The children were all under the age of 11,” Pole said.
“When the woman opened the door, she was expecting legitimate visitors and they just forced their way through.”
It is believed the home invasion was targeted and drug-related, and that the suspects may have entered the wrong residence.
Anyone with information related to the offence is asked to contact the RCMP (250-392-6211) and request to speak with the general investigation section or call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477.