Richmond home broken into twice

Two break-ins have been reported to police at the same address in the last 10 days, and police believe this home has been deliberately targeted.

Richmond RCMP were called to the 11000 block of Oldfield Avenue late Wednesday evening, alerted by neighbours at 11 p.m. that an alarm was going off.

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According to police, the thieves broke into the residence through the front door and fled in a U-Haul van with stolen property – the van was later reported stolen.

About a week ago, on Nov. 18, a Richmond woman in her 30s at the same home found herself pushed to the ground after two armed men posing as Richmond city bylaw officers forced their way in shortly after 5:30 p.m.

The two suspects left in a dark SUV before police arrived at the residence.

The first suspect is described as Caucasian, late 20s or early 30s, tanned, medium-build, light coloured-eyes and about five feet, 10 inches tall. He was wearing a hard hat and coveralls.

Meanwhile, the second suspect is only known to be a man wearing a hard hat and overalls but his facial features were hidden.

“We are hoping that someone in the community will be able to recognize the suspect in the composite sketch,” said Cpl. Dennis Hwang. “We remind the community to be cautious and ask for identification and credentials when approached by anyone you are unsure about.”

If anyone has information please email Richmond_Tips@rcmp-grc.gc.ca and quote file #2019-37989.

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