An elderly couple were the victims of a home invasion Tuesday afternoon in Abbotsford.
The incident took place at about 2:30 p.m. in the 28000 block of Starr Road.
Const. Ian MacDonald said three masked men in dark clothing broke into the rural residence. The husband and wife – in their 70s – were thrown to the ground and bound while the suspects, armed with at least a metal bar, searched the home.
The culprits stole nine guns and a large amount of ammunition, but did not take other valuables in the home.
MacDonald said all the firearms, including handguns and long guns, were legally owned and registered. He said the couple does not have a criminal history nor does the home have a history of grow-ops or drug raids.
The man and woman were able to free themselves and contact police after the suspects left. The pair were transported to hospital for the treatment of minor injuries, including bruises and abrasions. MacDonald said they were shaken by the incident.
The major crime unit is now leading the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Abbotsford Police Department at 604-859-5225, text abbypd (222973) or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.