6 Richmond home invasion suspects arrested by coordinated inter-agency response

View from LMD Urban Patrol Helicopter Air 1. Photo: RCMP

SHORTLY after 11:30 p.m. on May 12, frontline Richmond RCMP responded to a residence in the 10000-block of Blundell Road after reports of multiple suspects allegedly forcing their way into the home and assaulting the occupants.

Two occupants, men in their twenties, were transported to hospital by the BC Ambulance Service and treated for their injuries.

The suspects fled in a light-coloured Honda sedan before police arrival.

A coordinated and comprehensive search by Richmond RCMP frontline officers, the Richmond Gang Enforcement Team (RGET), LMD Urban Patrol Helicopter Air 1, and the Vancouver Police Department culminated in six suspects being arrested in Vancouver. Several firearms and weapons were recovered.

The suspects, all male, included four adults and two youths. They hail from different cities in the Lower Mainland.

The Honda sedan was seized by Richmond RCMP and is currently undergoing forensic analysis. Police strongly believe this was a targeted incident.

“This was a highly coordinated response from all the agencies involved,” said Staff-Sgt. Gene Hsieh, NCO in charge, Richmond RCMP Major Crimes Unit. “Having boots on the ground and eyes in the sky was definitely advantageous in swiftly arresting these suspects and maintaining public safety.”

The investigation is ongoing and has been assumed by the Richmond RCMP General Investigation Section.

Should anyone have any information on this investigation, they are asked to contact Richmond RCMP at 604-278-1212 and quote file #2023-14495.


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