Burnaby RCMP looking for 3 suspects in home invasion

JUST before 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Burnaby RCMP frontline officers responded to a report of a home invasion at a residence in the 7900-block of 15th Avenue. The complainant reported that two men, believed to be carrying weapons, were in the residence.

Police surrounded the home and safely evacuated a female occupant from a suite in the house. The woman had been physically restrained and bound by the suspects, who were believed to still be inside.

The witness describes the suspects as:

Suspect 1:

  • Black man
  • Short
  • Slender build
  • Wearing all black clothes
  • And a light coloured mask

Suspect 2: 

  • Black man
  • Tall
  • Heavy build
  • Wearing all black clothes
  • And a light coloured mask

The two suspects fled the scene prior to police arrival in a white SUV with the assistance of an unknown driver and passenger.

Suspect 3 (passenger):

  • Possibly white
  • Tall
  • Slender build
  • Wearing dark clothing
  • And a light coloured mask

Suspect Vehicle:

  • White 5 door SUV
  • Spare tire on rear door

There is no description for the driver of the vehicle.

The Lower Mainland Integrated Emergency Response Team, which was called to the scene, entered the residence and confirmed that no one was inside. The female occupant did not sustain any injuries.

Police are continuing to investigate and are asking any local residents who saw anything suspicious in the area of the 7900-block of 15th Avenue to contact them.

If you have any information that could assist the investigation, contact the Burnaby RCMP at 604-646-9999 or if you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or www.solvecrime.ca