A suspect remains at large after an attempted home invasion in Langford Friday night.
The incident occurred at approximately 4:50 p.m. on December 1st, near the 3000 block of Glen Lake Road.
Upon arrival, West Shore RCMP learned that a suspect had forcefully entered the victim’s home after the resident opened the front door in response to their dogs barking.
Allegedly, the suspect brandished a black handgun when confronted by the homeowner’s dogs before fleeing towards Alouette Drive. Fortunately, the victim did not sustain any physical injuries during the intrusion.
Police contained the area and deployed a police dog to search for the suspect.
Despite a comprehensive search effort, the suspect remained evaded capture. Officers also conducted a neighborhood canvass for potential witnesses and reviewed available CCTV footage.
The suspect is described as a Caucasian man in his late 20s to early 30s, with short to medium dark hair visible under a hat, a slim build weighing approximately 150 pounds, and standing between 5’6” and 5’8” tall.
Notably, the suspect may have a dime-sized red mark, potentially a scar or birthmark, on his right cheek or lower jaw. He was reportedly wearing a black hat, black jacket, grey shirt, dark pants, and athletic-style footwear with black and white stripes.
Residents residing in the area have been urged by the police to review their home surveillance footage between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. on December 1st.
The victim and suspect are not known to each other. Police believe this is an isolated incident as similar reports of this nature have not been received.
If any suspicious activity is observed, individuals are encouraged to contact the West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264. The public has been cautioned against approaching the suspect, given the potential presence of a weapon and the perceived risk to safety.