SURREY — Mounties are hunting for two young thugs who broke into a Newton home, assaulted a man and then ran away.
This happened on Christmas Eve, near 72nd Avenue and 132nd Street, at about 2:30 p.m.
Images of the suspects were caught by a surveillance camera. They are black men, 20 to 23 years old, about five feet six inches tall, dressed all in black. They wore black hoodies, light colored shoes, and one might have been wearing a balaclava. One appeared to have fur lining his hoodie and a toque underneath.
Surrey RCMP Sgt. Paul Hayes said investigators are trying to determine the motive.
He said the investigation so far revealed the pair approached the house from a back alley and knocked on the door.
“When the resident opened the door he was immediately assaulted with a blunt instrument and forced back into the home,” Hayes said. “The resident fought the intruders and forced them out of the residence. The resident received injuries to his head which required stitches. A second person in the home was not injured.”
Police are hoping the surveillance photo will lead to tips.
“Even the smallest bit of information that might seem trivial may be the key piece of information that will help identify these persons and result in two dangerous people being held to account for their actions,” Hayes said.
Police ask anyone with information to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.