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Standoff after home invasion

Kelowna RCMP called in the Emergency Response Team after reports of a home invasion in Kelowna Monday morning.

Five people are in custody for unrelated matters after police zeroed in on the suspects after the home invasion and robbery.

On May 19, 8:55 a.m., the Kelowna RCMP responded to a report of a home invasion on the 1100-block of Findlay Road.

A 41-year-old Kelowna man was at home in bed when two men kicked in the door and threatened him at gun point. The two suspects fled the scene with a small amount of cash and could not be located.

The two men were later identified by police and efforts continued to bring them into custody. Police eventually tracked the pair to a residence in the 700-block of Bernard Avenue.

Due to the nature of the call and the risk to public safety, the Southeast District Emergency Response Team was engaged and established containment around the residence. An RCMP Negotiator made contact with the suspects who eventually surrendered peacefully at about 1 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Three other individuals were arrested inside the home for unrelated offences and police seized stolen property believed to be associated with several investigations in Vernon and Penticton.

All five have been held and are expected to appear in Court today, Tuesday, May 20.

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