Masked men sought in scary New West home invasion

New Westminster Police Department officers are searching for two masked men who staged a home invasion on Tuesday.

Police responded to a report of a break and enter at a residence located in the area of Ewen Avenue and Wood Street at around 9:20 a.m.

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The home’s resident alleged that two masked men broke into her residence, and located a gun safe. One suspect watched over her and would not allow her to leave, while the other suspect forced open the safe, stealing two long-guns, said police.

The two masked men then fled in an older model, red, Honda CRV. Of note, the CRV was missing the front right hub cap.

“This is a very concerning situation that happened, and we are working hard at gathering evidence to locate and arrest the suspects,” said Sgt. Jeff Scott. “This appears to be a targeted and isolated event; however, we are looking for witnesses and anyone with video surveillance. If someone was driving in the area around the time and they have dash-camera footage, we would like to hear from them.”

The two firearms were securely and properly stored at the time of the break and enter.

Anyone with information or video surveillance is asked to contact Detective Mike Holley at 604-525-5411.

 

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