New Westminster police are investigating a “very concerning” robbery that took place this week wherein two men allegedly broke into a woman’s house and stole two long-guns – all while the woman was at home.
According to police, the incident took place at 9:20 am on Tuesday, when officers responded to a report of a break and enter at a residence located in the area of Ewen Avenue and Wood Street.
The woman told police that two men – who were both wearing masks – broke into her residence and located a gun safe.
One suspect allegedly “watched over her and would not allow her to leave, while the other suspect forced open the safe, stealing two long-guns,” police said.
Upon stealing the guns, the two men then fled “in an older model, red Honda CRV,” which was missing a hubcap on the front right tire, police said.
Police noted that the two firearms were securely and properly stored at the time of the break and enter.
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Now, police are seeking witnesses or anyone who may have video surveillance from the area.
“This appears to be a targeted and isolated event,” said NWPD Sgt. Jeff Scott. “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.”
Anyone with information or video surveillance is asked to call police at 604-525-5411.