A Saanich man was stabbed while struggling with an intruder in his St. Peters Road home.
Saanich Police report a man confronted suspects who had broken into his home on the 3900 block of St. Peters Road shortly after 2 a.m. Tuesday.
“This obviously is quite concerning in the fact that it would appear to be a random event. It could possibly be a mistaken residence, maybe they went to the wrong home, but certainly nothing to indicate why this residence would have been targeted.,” said Sgt. Steve Eassie with Saanich Police.
He said it appears the intruders came through an unlocked door.
“It doesn’t have to be forced entry to be a break-in – even if it was through an unlocked door, which is how we believe it likely did happen.”
He said one of the home’s occupants heard a noise, and when he went down to investigate encountered at least two suspects inside the home.
During the struggle one of the suspects stabbed the resident in the upper body by what Eassie is describing as an edged weapon.
A second resident of the home attempted to assist in restraining one of the suspects, however, the suspect was able to break free and flee the home.
The victim was taken to hospital where he was treated for his injuries and released.
A Saanich Police K9 team was able to locate several items in the immediate area that may have been discarded by the suspects. One of the suspects was observed to flee in a vehicle which has since been located by police. Evidence was recovered from the vehicle, which Eassie said was not stolen. While the suspects were not masked, police are not releasing descriptions.
“It’s probably just a matter of time until we identify the people responsible,” said Eassie.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact the Saanich Police Department at 250-475-4321 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).