A Burnaby condo owner got to watch on his cellphone as thieves broke into his Metrotown home this summer.
The two men broke into the home on July 13 at 12:37 p.m., according to police.
The homeowner wasn’t there, but his home surveillance system was connected to his phone and he was able to contact police and tell them about the break-in in progress.
A person working in the building was also made aware of the break in.
When he arrived at the suite, however, he was confronted by one of the suspects and assaulted, sustaining minor head injuries, according to police.
The suspects then fled from the building via a stairwell.
Police believe the suspects used a fob to get into the building.
“How they came into possession of this fob is still under investigation,” states a police press release.
RCMP are now looking for two suspects, both described as South Asian men.
The first wore a black baseball cap, blue shoes with white soles and a grey sweater with black tie strings and a green T-shirt underneath.
He carried a dark coloured duffel bag with red at the ends
The second suspect wore a black baseball cap and all black clothing.
He carried a black duffel bag with roller wheels on the front.
If you recognize either of these men, you’re asked to contact Burnaby RCMP at 604-646-9999.
To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca.
Police are reminding condo residents to take the following safety precautions:
-Beware of people following behind you as you enter your building
-If you notice any suspicious behaviour in stairwells, undergrounds or lobbies contact police
-Ensure your condo has a secure lock on the front door and consider installing surveillance cameras
-Keep your key fob secure at all times. If you happen to lose or misplace it, make sure you advise your building manager to have it deactivated.