Armed robbery suspects posed as construction workers: police

Two men dressed as construction workers wanted in connection with an armed robbery in Woodstock, October 14, 2021. Photo courtesy of Woodstock police.

Woodstock police are investigating an armed robbery in which two men dressed as construction workers forced their way inside of a home.

The men were both wearing orange and yellow reflective vests and hard hats when they knocked on the front door of a home on Masters Drive around 1:30 p.m. on Thursday. When the homeowner opened the door the pair forced their way inside and pulled out a gun, police said.

The men then stole an undisclosed amount of designer jewelry and designer bags. They left in a charcoal coloured, older model Ford Escape, heading eastbound on Oxford Road 17.

Police believe this was a targeted incident and there is no risk to public safety.

A surveillance image of the two men was released on Friday. Police are asking the public for help identifying the suspects. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 519-537-2323 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).