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MERRITT HOME INVASION UPDATE
Written by Mike
Two of three suspects in a home invasion in Merritt this morning are being treated in hospital for injuries sustained when they rammed a police vehicle while trying to escape a police pursuit on the Coquihalla Highway south of Merritt.
The pursuit began when the three fled the scene of a home invasion on Houston Street at about 9 o'clock this morning.
The men assaulted a woman in the home, and, after a brief struggle fled when the family dog intervened.
One RCMP officer involved in the collision sustained minor injuries.
In all, two police vehicles and the suspects' van were damaged in the collision.
The incident is still under investigation and no further information is available at this time.