Home invasion attempt foiled, suspects sought

Police are trying to track down two armed men who tried unsuccessfully to force themselves into a Red Deer home early Tuesday morning.

Police are trying to track down two armed men who tried unsuccessfully to force themselves into a Red Deer home early Tuesday morning.

At about 2:40 a.m., RCMP received a 911 call that two men wielding a handgun had attempted to force their way into a home on Arnold Close in the Anders neighbourhood.

The suspects were not known to anyone in the house, and neither person in the house was injured.

One of the residents in the house forced the suspects back, closed the door and called police. The suspects then fled on foot heading west on Averill Street.

RCMP responded immediately and contained the area, searching for the suspects. Police Dog Services tracked them as far as the East Hill Shopping Centre but were unable to locate them.

The first suspect, wielding a black pistol, is described as Caucasian, about 1.8 metre (six feet) tall, slender build, short brown hair, wearing a black soft shell jacket and black pants.

The second suspect is described as Caucasian, about 1.7 metres (5-foot-10) tall, small pot belly, wearing a black tuque, black pullover hoodie with the hood up, and dark pants.

RCMP continue to investigate. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report it online at www.tipsubmit.com