Mounties are looking for four suspects who broke into a Richmond home earlier this week.
Richmond RCMP say a man and a woman were at their home – in the 22000-block of Westminster Highway in the Hamilton area – watching TV around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday night (March 23) when their doorbell rang.
When they answered the door, four men armed with a crow bar and “a possible firearm” barged in, restrained the couple and ransacked their home, stealing several items, RCMP said.
According to police, the suspects may have targeted the wrong home.
“This was a very frightening incident for the two victims who were simply enjoying a quiet night at home when it happened,” said Cpl. Ian Henderson, Richmond RCMP spokesperson.
“However, based on the initial investigation, this incident does not appear to have been a random one. It seems the suspects may have had specific targets in mind, but chose the wrong home at the time.”
Police are now looking for the four suspects, all of whom were wearing dark clothing with hoodies at the time of the home invasion. The investigation is still ongoing.
Richmond Mounties are also asking nearby residents to check their home surveillance systems to see if they may have footage of the suspects in the area around 9:30 p.m. on March 23.
Anyone who witnessed this incident, captured it on security video, or with information that may help police identify and locate the four suspects is asked to contact Richmond RCMP at 604-278-1212, quoting file number 21-7675.
To remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.