RCMP Seek Help With Sturgeon Lake Home Invasion

Monday, November 30, 2009 at 17:08



The RCMP are asking for help in finding out who was responsible for a violent home invasion near the Sturgeon Lake reserve earlier this month.


Around 7 a.m. on November 10, two men broke into a home about a mile south of the Sturgeon Lake First Nation.


The elderly resident was tied up and assaulted, and a wallet with money and ID was taken.


Sgt. Doug Coleman says it is not clear where the assailants went after that.


“Right now there’s just indication at all on whether they had a vehicle, or if they did have a vehicle, what type of vehicle it would be. And same, we don’t know what direction they were travelling from that residence,” Coleman says.


The victim was shaken up, but did not need to be hospitalized.


Both men are estimated to be around 5 foot 8, and of Aboriginal descent.


One man was wearing a bunny hug, and the other had a scruffy-looking face and a dark-coloured jacket.


If you have any information on this crime, call the Shellbrook RCMP or Crime Stoppers.