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Richmond RCMP look for suspects in armed attempted home invasion

Richmond RCMP is releasing security footage of a group of suspects allegedly responsible for an attempted home invasion.

Just after 11:30 p.m. on Oct. 6, police say they responded to a home in the 4000-block of Blair Drive after a report of a possible home invasion.

“It is believed that four suspects were planning to enter the residence by force. Two suspects approached the front door. Two other suspects waited around the corner of the residence, one armed with what appears to be a shotgun and the other with what appears to be an assault rifle,” says Cpl. Dennis Hwang with Richmond RCMP. “All four suspects appeared to be dressed in gray or light-coloured hoodies and gray sweat pants. Two were wearing light-coloured caps and face masks.”

WATCH: Video of suspects provided by the Richmond RCMP

Hwang says they are very concerned as someone could have been seriously hurt. He says the homeowner somehow knew what was about to happen, so he slammed the door quickly and called the police. “The home owner’s actions may have prevented serious injury,” says Hwang.

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“We are hoping someone may be able to identity one of the suspects. He appears to be Caucasian, with dark brown straight hair, in his late teens or early twenties, medium build, possibly 178 cm (5’10) or taller. If you recognize any of the suspects or have any information about this crime, please contact us immediately.”

Investigators say they do not believe this was a random occurrence, but the homeowner has been cooperative with police.

If anyone has information, contact Cst. Sangha at 604-278-1212. To leave a tip on this crime, email Richmond_Tips@rcmp-grc.gc.ca or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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