Richmond RCMP are looking for suspects in an attempted home invasion that took place the evening of October 6.
At approximately 11:30 p.m. on October 6, Richmond RCMP responded to the 4000 block of Blair Drive, after reports of an attempted home invasion. Two suspects approached the front door of the residence, while two more suspects appeared to wait around the corner, armed with what appeared to be a shotgun and assault rifle, respectively.
All four suspects were wearing gray or light coloured hoodies and grey sweatpants. Two may have been wearing light coloured hats and masks.
“The potential for serious injury was real and we are very concerned,” Corporal Dennis Hwang said in a press release. “The home owner in this incident was very conscious of what was about to happen, slammed the door quickly, and called police. The home owner’s actions may have prevented serious injury.”
RCMP have released the following recommendations for residents following the incident:
- Report suspicious persons, vehicles, or activity to the police immediately
- Be aware of persons wearing hoodies, head gear, sunglasses or utilizing other methods to conceal their identity while approaching you or your home.
- Never open your door for people you do not recognize or people that are unable to produce proper identification.
- Utilize the emergency alarm if your home is equipped with a security system.