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RCMP seek suspects after home invasion – Airdrie

RCMP are searching for this man after a home invasion in the Kings Heights area, Sept.26.

RCMP are searching for this man after a home invasion in the Kings Heights area, Sept.26.

Police are looking for two suspects who forced themselves into an Airdrie home and robbed an unsuspecting homeowner, Sept. 26.

Mounties say a man knocked on the door of a home in King’s Heights at around 8:40 p.m., and when the homeowner answered, the two suspects forced their way in.

The suspects, who were armed with a handgun and what appeared to be a drywall saw, forced the homeowner to the floor, injuring him in the process.

The homeowner was robbed, but managed to flee the home.

The suspects fled on foot and were later tracked, with the help of RCMP Police Dog Services, to the Market Street commercial area.

Police believe the duo took off in a vehicle.

The homeowner required medical attention.

Constable Jason Curtis with the Airdrie RCMP said the incident was unusual.

“That level of violence is not common in the community and very concerning,” he said.

Curtis recommends people are cautious when answering their door, especially at night.

“I wouldn’t recommend opening your door to strangers in the evenings,” he said, noting youth are urged to never open the door unless in the presence of adults.

“If you see anything suspicious or are concerned, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.”

Mounties have released a composite sketch of one of the suspects. They urge the public to contact Airdrie RCMP with any information.

If you have information on any crime, contact Airdrie RCMP at 403-945-7267 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or www.tipsubmit.com.

Source: Airdrie Echo

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