Family shaken in Pitt home invasion

Police are on the hunt for two men who threatened a family during a home invasion early Tuesday in Pitt Meadows.

The pair kicked down the door of a house in the 12000-block of 193 A Street around 1 a.m. and pulled out weapons to scare the family of four.

Ridge Meadows RCMP believe the men mistook the home for a marijuana grow operation.

Insp. Derren Lench confirmed no marijuana was found inside.

“This appears to be a case of mistaken identity, as it appears the suspects were looking to steal illegally grown marijuana,” he said.

“The propensity for violence was certainly present, and although they were not physically injured, this family is certainly traumatized by this event.”

The men stolen nothing from the home and escaped in a white SUV, which was seen speeding out of the neighbourhood towards 193rd Street.

One of the men is described as being between 20 to 25 years old, approximately 5-8 with a medium build. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. He had some facial hair, described as being “stubble”.

Police did not provide a description of the second man, but are looking for witnesses who may have seen the SUV on fleeing the area along 193rd Street, 122nd Ave., 119th Ave or Harris Road.

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