Shortly before midnight Monday evening (Feb. 15), RCMP responded to call of a home invasion and assault in the 1700 block Willemar Avenue, Courtenay. The preliminary investigation has determined that two individuals forced their way into a home, spraying the occupants with bear spray. It is believed that two or more suspects were responsible. Police do not believe the incident was random, and at this time there is not believed to be risk to the general public.
The investigation into this event is ongoing. The Comox Valley RCMP is asking that any witnesses to this event, or anyone who observed suspicious activity in the area around that time, to please contact the Comox Valley RCMP at 250-338-1321 or if you wish to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). (2016-1752)