Man assaulted in North Burnaby home invasion

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A man was assaulted in an early morning home invasion Thursday, but nothing was stolen, say Burnaby RCMP.

Shortly after midnight on May 24, four males wearing masks went to a home on Albert Street in North Burnaby and identified themselves as RCMP officers before kicking in the door.

Once inside, they assaulted one male then left. Nothing was taken.

Burnaby RCMP say they are investigating the incident together with another case where suspects unsuccessfully tried to get into a jewelry store at a local mall while wearing police-type insignias.

"We are concerned whenever criminals are personating police officers and the obvious victimization that is occurring to the innocent citizens within the City of Burnaby," said Burnaby RCMP Supt. Darren Lench, operations officer and assistant officer in charge of the detachment. "I would encourage anyone having doubts about the claims of someone purporting to be a police officer to call us immediately."

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