Penticton resident confronted by intruder

A homeowner in Penticton was confronted by a male inside the attached garage of his home on Saturday morning.

A homeowner in Penticton was confronted by a male inside the attached garage of his home on Saturday morning.

Penticton RCMP are investigating a theft from a residence in the Acacia Crescent area after the homeowner was confronted by a male who demanded cash. Cpl. Dan Moskaluk said around 6:15 a.m. a homeowner was jarred awake by suspicious noises outside of the residence. The owner looked out the front door and didn’t see anything or anyone.

“The homeowner then went and checked inside his garage where he was confronted with an unknown male. The suspect demanded money then fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash which had been handed over by the homeowner,” said Moskaluk.

Uniformed officers and a police service dog team attended the call but the suspect was not located. The male is described as five-foot-six to five-foot-eight, with a small build and wearing dark clothing.

Investigators with the Penticton RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance with this incident and ask that anyone who may have seen anything or anyone suspicious to contact the RCMP at 250-492-4300. Those wishing to provide information anonymously can do so by calling Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.