Police release drawing of suspect
The Merritt RCMP are investigating an Aug. 30 home invasion that allegedly occurred in the Diamondvale neighbourhood.
A man with a knife and a rope entered the residence and threatened the woman inside, the RCMP said.
The victim talked the man into leaving the home before he hurt anyone.
He is described as being between 18 and 25 years old, First Nations with a stocky build, approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall, having copper eyes and he is reported to have a yellowish hue to his skin tone.
“This type of home invasion is very rare,” Merritt RCMP Const. Ryan Dell said.
After being called to the scene, police searched the area and now the investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information about this crime or a possible sighting of the suspect is asked to call the Merritt RCMP at 250-378-4262 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
The Merritt RCMP were unable to provide more details about the incident, such as how the man entered the home.
They also didn’t want to say how the man threatened the woman, as the investigation is ongoing.
More details will likely be released if the suspect is apprehended and charged for the alleged crimes.