Calgary, AB,

Charges laid in 2015 Thorncliffe home invasion


The Calgary Police Service has charged one man in relation to a home invasion that occurred in the community of Thorncliffe last December.

At approximately 5 a.m., on Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, two men forced their way into a home located in the 6100 block of Buckthorn Road N.W. The men demanded money and jewelry from the elderly couple living inside, assaulted the residents and then fled the home.

Both occupants, a man and woman in their 70s, were transported to hospital in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries.

During the incident, the suspects specifically targeted certain items which led police to believe the attack was not random.

The attack was featured in a Crime Stoppers re-enactment earlier this year.

Following a year-long investigation, investigators have identified and charged a suspect in this case.

Cory Owen EIDE, 43, of Clive, Alberta, is charged with one count of break and enter, one count of aggravated assault and two counts of unlawful confinement. He remains in custody and is next scheduled to appear in court on Friday, Jan. 6, 2017.

Investigators are still trying to identify a second suspect in this incident and are asking for the public’s help. The second suspect is described as Caucasian, in his late 20s, 6’2” tall with a slim build. He was wearing a blue and white bandana across his face during the home invasion.

Anyone with information about this incident, or the identity of the remaining suspect, is asked to contact the Calgary Police Service Robbery Unit at 403-428-8787 or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477


TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

Case# 15536487/2974