Three local men were arrested last week after forcing their way into a Pemberton home and assaulting its occupant, according to Sea to Sky RCMP.
In a release, police said Pemberton RCMP were called to respond to a report of a home invasion in the 8500 block of Pemberton Meadows Road at about 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1.
According to police, three middle-aged men, all from the Sea to Sky corridor, broke in and assaulted the victim, who reportedly suffered minor injuries in the attack.
The suspects fled the scene in a pickup truck prior to police’s arrival. RCMP managed to locate the truck and the three suspects in Pemberton “a short time later” and subsequently arrested all three men.
The trio was held in custody for a bail hearing and later released on court documents, police said. Pemberton RCMP will be forwarding evidence to the Crown and recommending a series of charges including uttering threats, assault, and breaking and entering.
“This incident was not a random act, the victim and the suspect males know each other,” explained RCMP Cpl. Nathan Miller in a follow-up email to Pique. “This was a targeted event and the Pemberton community does not need to be concerned for their safety.”