Guard dog beaten to death in targeted Guildford home invasion

GUILDFORD — A guard dog was beaten to death during a targeted home invasion in Guildford Sunday night.

Police say they received a report of a robbery involving two masked men forcing their way into a home in the 10100-block of 156th Street around 9 p.m. Sunday.

Two females were in the home at the time and were tied up during the incident. An elderly woman suffered no injuries, while the other woman, 25, suffered minor injuries to her head.

“During the robbery, a working guard dog that was inside the residence was killed by the suspects,” said Surrey RCMP Cpl. Bert Paquet. “We’re not sure what kind of dog it is, but it was a working guard dog.”

Paquet said the suspects "beat the dog to death," adding "it’s an investigation we’re taking very seriously."

Police have no description of the two male suspects, other than that they were wearing masks. Police also have no description of the vehicle in which they fled.

But police did say the home was targeted.

“The residents or homeowners are not known to police, but the first steps of the investigation confirms this residence was targeted,” he said. “We’re still looking at all the details of the case, trying to find out exactly the motive and what was targeted or taken.”

While police can’t confirm exactly what the motive was, Paquet said "robbery seems the obvious motive at this time."

Police continue to investigate and ask the public for information. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.