Two men were arrested in connection with an alleged home invasion in the Bella Vista Road area Saturday afternoon. The two men are said to have left the home in a Winnebago.

Two men were arrested in connection with an alleged home invasion in the Bella Vista Road area Saturday afternoon. The two men are said to have left the home in a Winnebago.

Two men arrested following Vernon home invasion

Home owner is tied up but frees himself to call RCMP; numerous items stolen; two men arrested...

Two men have been arrested following a weekend home invasion in Vernon.

RCMP were called to a residence in the Bella Vista area Saturday shortly before 5 p.m.

“An 83-year-old man phoned police to report that two men had entered his home and tied him to a chair,” said Vernon RCMP Const. Jocelyn Noseworthy.

“The men stole numerous items from the house and left in a Winnebago.”

The 83-year-old homeowner managed to get himself free and called police.

He was not injured during this incident.

Police located the vehicle a short time later and stopped it on 25th Avenue.

The 46-year-old male passenger and 50-year-old male driver tried to run from the vehicle but were arrested.

They are being held in custody before appearing in Vernon Provincial Court.

Their names are not being released at this time.

This investigation is still ongoing.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call the Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP at 250-545-7171 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.