Penticton RCMP arrested two people after an armed break and enter attempts at a Westbench area residence. Western News file photo

Armed break and enter attempt

Penticton RCMP arrested two males after an attempted break and enter in Westbench

Two adult males were taken into custody at gunpoint after a report of an armed break and enter attempt at a West Bench area residence Thursday morning.

According to Cpl. Dan Moskaluk at about 10:30 a.m. Penticton RCMP responded to a report of an attempted break and enter by a the residence owner who was at home at the time.

The complainant was not injured as a result of the incident and provided police with a description of the fleeing vehicle, described as a brown, 2002 Chevrolet Blazer SUV.

The two males were taken into custody without incident and the vehicle was later towed.

At the time the men were taken into custody additional police resources were dispatched to secure the scene.

The pair remain in custody and according to Moskaluk “investigational findings” led police to believe that the residence targeted was involved.

The Penticton RCMP is asking anyone having seen anything possibly related to this incident or the above noted vehicle to contact the Penticton detachment at 250-492-4300 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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