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Man arrested by police after violent northwest Calgary home invasion

Achor Jal, 20, of Calgary, is wanted on warrants for five counts of breach of recognizance and one count of break and enter. Calgary Police Service handout

Calgary police have found and arrested a man wanted in connection with a violent home invasion in Panorama Hills that left two people with serious injuries.

It happened in the 100 block of Panatella Park N.W. at around 11:45 p.m. on Monday, May 15.

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Police said an unknown number of people forced their way into the home, then used weapons to repeatedly assault the man and teenage boy inside.

Both victims suffered serious injuries.

Police said the attackers ransacked the home and left with stolen items.

“Investigators do not believe this was a random attack and are currently exploring possible motives,” police said in a Thursday news release.

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Achor Jal, 20, of Calgary, was found on Aug. 9 after warrants were issued for his arrest. He was taken into custody for five counts of breach of recognizance and one count of break and enter.

Police said Thursday the investigation into the home invasion continues.

Anyone with information is asked to call Calgary police at 403-266-1234 or contact Crime Stoppers.

With files from Global’s Erika Tucker

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