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Man charged in Bella Coola home invasion

By Contributor
October 1st, 2014

RCMP said 41-year-old Bella Coola resident has been charged in a home invasion Saturday night in the quiet coastal community.

RCMP received a 9-1-1 call of a home invasion located in the rural area of Bella Coola Saturday (September 27) 8:16 p.m.

A lone male allegedly entered the residence with a sawed off shot gun and demanded money from the home owners.

When the gunman became distracted, one of the residents was able to flee to a neighbouring residence and call police.

Additional RCMP resources were called in from Bella Bella, Williams Lake, Kamloops and Anahim Lake.

The suspect was located a short time after the incident hiding out at the local harbor.

When he tried to flee, a police spike belt was deployed and once the vehicle stopped, the suspect surrendered to police without incident.

Numerous charges (13) have been laid against Nathan Duperronof Bella Coola for Home Invasion, Robbery, Uttering Threats and several other firearms related offences.

Duperron has been remanded in custody and is scheduled to appear in Vancouver Provincial Court on Thursday (October 2).

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