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West Shore RCMP are looking for a suspect in an attempted home invasion that was thwarted by the homeowner Saturday night.

On March 21, at around 9:40 p.m., the West Shore RCMP received a report of an attempted break and enter into a home near the 2900-block of Rockhill Road in Langford.

According to police, a man approached the front door of the home and tried to open it. Luckily, the door was locked but the homeowner briefly opened the door to see what the man wanted.

The man then tried to push past the homeowner and get inside, but the homeowner pushed back and was able to chase the suspect away. The would-be home invader ran off before police arrived.

The suspect is described as:

  • Caucasian male
  • between the ages of 25-35
  • Slim build, 5’10 tall
  • Wearing tan coloured Khaki pants, dark coloured hoodie and baseball hat, with work boots

“The intentions of the suspect are unknown, but police are reminding the public to practise your regular safety precautions and keep your doors locked regardless of whether you are at home or not. Call police right away to report suspicious activity,” said Cst. Nancy Saggar.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264 or report anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.