A frightening early-morning hold-up has police searching for suspects.
At 3:45 a.m. Tuesday, Port Alberni RCMP responded to a home invasion robbery in the 3700 block of Redford St.
Three men had forced their way into a home, threatened the resident with a weapon while they stole several thousand dollars from him.
The three suspects were dressed in all dark clothing, wearing masks and gloves, and then fled the scene leaving the victim unharmed.
Most of the stolen currency is in Canadian $100 bills.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Cst. Carroll of the Port Alberni RCMP, or anonymously to Alberni Valley Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).