A Chilliwack man says he is traumatized after he was punched, stabbed and tied up by home-invading thieves who made off with his life savings in silver bars.
The two thugs, wearing what he described as fake police uniforms, unloaded a vault and spirited away with $750,000 in silver the man had bought as an investment last year.
The 52-year-old victim, still shaking after the robbery at his Imperial Street home on Feb. 9, now wonders who among his friends or acquaintances is behind the brazen midday theft.
“Obviously some friend, or friend of a friend, or friend of a family member was told and they leaked it to the wrong people,” he said.
“When I bought it in January a year ago some people said. ‘You are crazy,’” he said. “It turns out that it really was one of the best investments I’ve ever made.”
The man, a former professional, wouldn’t say how much he had paid for the bullion, though $750,000 in silver bullion was worth about $415,500 this time last year.
A bank refused to store the silver, he said, because it was too big.