Two teenage sisters have been handled by paramedics Monday after an intruder broke into their Nanaimo, B.C., residence and attacked them with bear spray.
Mounties say the assault occurred simply earlier than 3 p.m. at a house within the 5200-block of Misplaced Lake Street.
The sisters ran to a neighbour’s residence the place the police have been referred to as.
Officers arrived inside minutes however couldn’t discover the perpetrator, in keeping with the Nanaimo RCMP.
“It seems the suspect entered the house by way of an unlocked door,” police mentioned in a press release Tuesday.
“A hockey bag was discovered lacking, which investigators imagine was utilized by the suspect to hold some electronics from the house,” police mentioned.
The intruder was sporting a black balaclava and camouflage clothes, in keeping with the RCMP.
The sisters have been handled by paramedics after which launched to their mother and father.
“This was a brazen incident that occurred in the midst of the afternoon,” mentioned RCMP Const. Gary O’Brien. “This may increasingly truly help within the investigation as somebody might have seen the suspect getting into or leaving the house. Moreover, there are a number of vigilant block watches within the space who will clearly help police with their investigation.”
Investigators are asking residents to test their residence and automobile safety cameras for any indicators of the perpetrator within the space between 2:30 p.m. and three:30 p.m.
Anybody with data is requested to name the Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345.