Safe stolen in home invasion

Vernon RCMP members responded to a call of a home invasion in the 4000 block of 24th Avenue just after 5:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Police say the home was targeted by the suspect, described as a large man wearing a dark blue or black hoodie, grey jogging pants and a balaclava.

“He kicked in the front door of the residence, produced a large knife and began making demands of the residents,” said Vernon RCMP Cpl. Gerry Kovacs. “The suspect then grabbed a large floor safe, weighing approximately 70-pounds, and fled the residence on foot, eastbound on 24th Avenue.”

The  occupants of the home were unharmed.

A police service dog was called in to assist with the track of the suspect.

Within a block of the crime scene the safe was located, discarded.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact Vernon RCMP or Crime Stoppers.