POLICE BRIEFS: Two people in custody after Saanich home invasion

Two people are facing multiple charges related to a home invasion in the Quadra neighbourhood last Friday

  • Thu Nov 20th, 2014 6:00pm
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Two people are facing multiple charges related to a home invasion in the Quadra neighbourhood last Friday.

Saanich police responded to a call around 7 p.m. on Nov. 14 in the 3500-block of Quadra St. Inside the home, police found a 46-year-old woman and 48-year-old man both suffering from injuries. The woman was transported to hospital for her injuries, the extent of which is unknown. She was later released.

The victims reported four people had forced their way into the home, one of them armed with a baseball bat.

Two of the four suspects were known to the victims, and with the help of Victoria police, the suspects were tracked to a hotel on Craigflower Road.

Inside the hotel room, police found a quantity of stolen property and arrested two people.

Two suspects are still at large. One is described by police as Caucasian and the other as Aboriginal.

Caroline Elizabeth Smith, 30, and Matthew James Preston, 32, both of Victoria, are facing charges of break and enter, being unlawfully in a dwelling house, assault with a weapon, possession of stolen property, numerous counts of fraud related to identity theft and theft over $5,000.

Anyone with relevant information is asked to call Saanich police at 250-475-4321 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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