Men armed with shotguns break into home, tie up residents

Two men armed with shotguns who broke into an Anders home on Tuesday afternoon and robbed residents are still on the loose.

Two men armed with shotguns who broke into an Anders home on Tuesday afternoon and robbed residents are still on the loose.

Red Deer RCMP were called around 2:45 p.m. after getting a report of a home invasion. Two shotgun-wielding men broke into the home and confronted a couple inside. A 30-year-old man and 37-year-old woman were tied up with zip ties.

Two more residents showed up unexpectedly a short time later. The 22- and 29-year-old men were tied up and the crooks demanded money and valuables. The 29-year-old was punched and kicked but did not require hospital treatment.

All four live together in the home.

The robbers stole a Dodge Ram truck and Ford Fiesta car to make their getaway. Neither vehicle has been found. They had also loaded a duffle bag with stolen items but left it behind as they fled.

Shortly after, the woman managed to free herself and another man and both freed the others and police were called.

Police believe the home was targeted and the thieves thought it would be empty at the time.

RCMP describe one suspect as a Caucasian, about 1.75 metres (five-foot-nine) tall with a slim build. He has light-coloured eyes, blond hair and was wearing dark pants and a white hoodie (possibly Under Armour brand). He had the hood up and was wearing a red bandana during the robbery.

The second suspect is Caucasian, about 1.75 metres (five-foot-nine) tall, a slim build and has a freckled face and possibly red hair. He was wearing dark pants, a dark hoodie with the hood up and with a white bandana over his face.

Stolen was a 2012 grey Dodge Ram truck with Alberta licence plate BGN2149. The 2012 Ford Fiesta is dark blue with Alberta licence plate BGM9904. Police say both licence plates may now have been switched out.

Anyone with information is asked to call RCMP at 403-343-5575 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.tipsubmit.com.

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