Police are looking for three unknown suspects who broke into a home in the 4500 block on Highway 6 near Winlaw. The incident occurred at approximately 5:20 a.m on Friday.
A man, who was sleeping in the residence at the time was peppered sprayed by one of the suspects but he did not require medical attention.
Investigators believe the three suspects departed in a vehicle of unknown make and model that was parked in a pullout across the highway from the home.
One suspect wore a distinctive yellow high visibility vest at the time of the break-in.
Cst. Jason Zilkie said the robbery appears random. Some Dewalt power tools, a handheld GPS, and iPad were stolen.
Police are requesting that anyone who may have observed these individuals or has information relating to the break in call the Trail RCMP at 250-364-2566 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
The Trail detachment is investigating as officers from Nelson and Slocan Lake were busy with the search for Peter DeGroot.