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Vancouver police search for attacker in violent home invasion


Vancouver police continue to search for those involved in a violent home invasion last year, and have released new surveillance photos of one of the people they are looking for.

Shortly before 9 p.m. on Nov. 30, 2018, a 56-year-old man and a 35-year-old woman were restrained and assaulted while their toddler slept upstairs.

Investigators released security photos on Friday and hope someone will recognize the man and call police.


Vancouver police have released security photos of one of the people believed involved in a violent home invasion in Vancouver last year.

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Police say several people, disguised with hoods and masks, forced their way into their residence, near Ontario and West 49th Avenue.

Police say two of the attackers were armed. The husband was treated in hospital for serious injuries, while his wife’s physical injuries were minor. The child was unharmed.

Investigators with the VPD’s major crime section believe this was a planned and targeted robbery, and that there were at least five people involved.

Several articles from the home were stolen and no arrests have been made.

“VPD detectives have exhausted countless leads,” said police spokesman Sgt. Jason Robillard.

Anyone with information about this home invasion, or who knows the identity of this man, is asked to call police at 604-717-2541. Anonymous reports can be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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