4 arrested in home invasion

UPDATE 2:15 P.M.:

At approximately 7am this morning Kamloops Rural RCMP were called to a possible robbery in progress where the suspects were reported to have handguns. Several resources, including the police helicopter, police dog and emergency response team members responded to the Cherry Creek area on the Trans Canada Highway west of Kamloops.

Just as police arrived in the area, the suspects fled in a vehicle and headed towards Kamloops. The suspects abandoned their vehicle and fled on foot near the New Gold mine. One male was arrested in the grassy area where they fled from the vehicle, while three other male suspects were arrested in the open pit area of the mine a short time later.

Police located six long guns and ammunition that were stolen from the residence in Cherry Creek, in the trunk of the suspect vehicle and later located a loaded handgun in the vicinity of where the vehicle drove off the highway. The male suspects range from 18 to 23 years of age and are all from the lower mainland. At this point it appears that this was a targeted home invasion and the investigation is ongoing.

RCMP was in contact with New Gold Mine throughout the incident and the mine took precautionary measures to ensure the safety of their staff. As soon as the suspects were apprehended, the mine was notified.

Kamloops RCMP have four men in custody following an early morning robbery.

Rural RCMP in Kamloops responded to a call of a possible robbery in progress at approximately 7 a.m. Thursday.

It was believed the suspects had handguns.

Police responded to the Cherry Creek area, the suspects fled in a vehicle heading back toward Kamloops.

The suspects abandoned their vehicle near the Newgold mine property, where one male was arrested. The area was under lockdown before RCMP rounded up the other three suspects.

Several firearms were located in the trunk of the suspect's vehicle.

More details to follow.




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