An armed home invader targeted the wrong house in Selkirk, Man. and left empty-handed after attacking the shocked homeowner, say RCMP.
Police were called around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday about a break-and-enter in progress with the owners still inside the house on North Dominique Drive.
When officers arrived, the attacker who was armed with a gun and "edged weapon" had already left, RCMP said.
The owners told police a man forced his way into the house through a back door. He made demands and hit the male homeowner but must have realized he had the wrong place and left.
"The homeowner was not seriously injured and at no time was the firearm discharged or the edged weapon used," police said.
The attacker is described as 20 to 30 years old and dressed all in black with a blue bandana.
Selkirk is located about 22 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Selkirk RCMP at 204-482-1222 or call Manitoba Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.
Tip can also be submitted anonymously through the Crime Stoppers website or by texting "TIPMAN" plus a message to CRIMES (274637).