Woman, 50, assailed and robbed of rare bags
RICHMOND, B.C. – A 50-year-old woman was tied up and robbed of rare bags in her home last month by two men impersonating insurance agents.
The woman, who lives in the 7000 block of Petts Road in Richmond, was slightly injured but succeeded in breaking loose and calling the police for help.
She told officers that at about 1:30 pm on June 26 two men, an Asian and an East Indian, knocked on her door saying they wanted to talk to her about an insurance claim involving her parked vehicle in the driveway.
A few minutes later she invited them into the house to continue their conversation. At this point they allegedly attacked her and bound her up while another two male accomplices broke into the house and carried off numerous suitcases and rare high end ladies hand bags including seven Hermes purses priced at between $5,000 to $15,000.
Cops have asked the public for help in arresting the four suspects, aged between 20 and 25, who supposedly bolted in a silver or charcoal colored Ford Explorer, with a hatchback and stock – rims and may try to resell them on the black market.
Anyone with relevant information that can help identify the suspects is asked to contact Cpl. Waldron at (604) 278-1212 or, anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.