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Kids tied up in Surrey home invasion

Children were among those tied up in a violent home invasion in Surrey that left a father beaten and police searching for suspects.

Surrey RCMP said the suspects, described as two South Asian men wearing hoodies, forced their way through the door of a home in the 7500-block of 123A Street Wednesday evening.

The men were reportedly demanding items in the home

Police said several children and a caregiver were tied up, but the home invasion was interrupted when the children’s father came home.

He got into a physical altercation with the suspects, resulting in him being attacked and receiving a swollen jaw. He was later taken to hospital. None of the other people in the suite were injured.

Investigators believe the incident was targeted and said they are trying to gain cooperation from the homeowner to find out who was responsible for the invasion.

A woman who lives in the basement suite of the home said two sets of twins were home at the time of the invasion, including two Grade 2 students and two infants, as were two women.

“There were two men who came and they locked the door,” said Tasleem Patel. “So one of the ladies, she opened the door and they knocked her [away] and they just entered the house and they strapped their hands.”

Patel said her husband, who was home at the time, was the one who called police.

“I was so worried what had happened there because I have two kids too,” she said.

A Victim Services Unit is in contact with the family.

RCMP believe the suspects took off in what appeared to be a black Honda Civic.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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