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Two men arrested after armed home invasion

ERRINGTON - Police are remaining tight-lipped about an armed home invasion in Errington in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Sergeant Darrell Robertson reported the incident took place at about 3 a.m. when police received a 9-1-1 call for help from the people living in the house.

Robertson said four men, known to the occupants of the residence, forced their way into the home and threatened to the occupants with a sawed off firearm and a taser.

As a result of police investigation, officers raced to a home in Coombs, where they arrested two men without incident.

Police obtained a search warrant for the home and seized prohibited and insecure firearms, illicit drugs and prohibited homemade weapons including brass knuckles.

A 33 year old Parksville man has been released by police with recommendations to Crown for a charge of forcible entry. He is scheduled to appear in B.C. Provincial Court in Nanaimo on March 13.

The second man, a 30-year-old Coombs resident, remains in custody to answer to a number of charges related to the weapons, threats and drugs.

Both men are known to police. Nobody was injured during this targeted incident.

Robertson noted that due to the ongoing investigation police are not releasing further information at this time.

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