Burglars bite, scratch West Vancouver homeowners during violent break-in

You may want to wait for the police and not take matters into your own hands.

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A 43-year-old woman was arrested after a residential break-in turned violent in West Vancouver on Monday night.

West Van police say a home under renovation in the 1100-block Crestline Road was broken into at around 9 p.m.

The homeowners, who weren’t at home, were alerted to the break-in by checking a surveillance system. Instead of calling police, cops say the couple returned to their house where they confronted two female intruders inside.

Police say a violent struggle followed that left the homeowners with bite wounds and scratches. The suspects, meanwhile, managed to escape to a vehicle and drive away.

Police say the getaway vehicle sustained extensive damage when the driver smashed her way out of the driveway.

A 43-year-old woman was arrested by Coquitlam RCMP at 1 a.m.  She remains in custody pending charges. A second suspect remains at large.

“West Vancouver police urge residents to contact police immediately if you believe a crime is in progress,” West Van police Const. Jeff Palmer said in a news release. “Attempting to investigate or confront suspects on your own can place you in extreme danger and can delay police efforts to quickly locate and safely apprehend suspects.”

Post Source: The Province