Brandon, MB (CKLQ) - Manitoba RCMP are dealing with the third home invasion to occur within the province in the past week.
This latest report comes from northern Manitoba.
RCMP responded immediately to a home invasion at a residence on Ash Street in Thompson.
Three males approached the door of a residence, knocked, and asked to be let in.
When the homeowner denied the suspects forced their way inside.
The occupants of the house, two adults and a child, were able to escape through the back door and called police.
The suspects were in the residence for a short time and then fled the area.
When police arrived, all the occupants were outside and unharmed.
An injured dog was found in the backyard of the residence.
It is believed the dog was injured by the suspects.
The dog was transported by animal services to a veterinary for urgent care, but succumbed to its injuries.
The RCMP is asking the public's assistance in finding the suspects.
The suspects are described as follows;
Suspect 1- Young male, approximately 6’0, 200lbs, wearing a grey toque with a red stripe, a grey jacket and winter boots.
Suspects 2 and 3- Male, dressed in dark clothing.
All of the suspects are described as Indigenous in appearance, and one of the suspects has a tattoo of a tear drop on his face.
Thompson RCMP along with the Forensic Identification Unit continue to investigate.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the RCMP at 204-677-6909 or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477, or submit a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com.