The St. Albert RCMP is now investigating the city’s second targeted home invasion in less than a month.
Officers were called to a home on Grosvenor Boulevard Thursday evening for a robbery that apparently occurred on Tuesday morning.
The victim reported two males and one woman pushed their way into his house and forced him onto the floor.
They demanded valuables from him and ransacked the house while he was restrained, eventually fleeing with thousands of dollars in jewelry.
In the attack the man sustained blows to his body and an ambulance took him to the Sturgeon Community Hospital where he was treated before being released.
Const. Janice Schoepp said the man delayed reporting the incident because his attackers broke his phone and his injuries prevented him from leaving the house to call for help.
The attackers were only with him for a short time on Tuesday before leaving the house and did not hold him there for long.
The house is well known to police and they believe it was specifically targeted.
Schoepp said the man knew two of his attackers and police don’t believe there is any further danger to the public.
She said because the man knew his attackers police are also not releasing any description of the assailants.
Two men charged in another home invasion that occurred just last month in Oakmont will make their first appearance on court on Monday.
Police also considered that case as a targeted home invasion, where the victims knew their attackers. In that case three men burst into an Oakmont home and held two residents at gunpoint, before fleeing with electronics.
Anyone with any information on this most recent incident is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or the St. Albert RCMP at 780-458-7700.