A GOLD Coast couple is living in fear after a group of standover men allegedly broke into their home and bludgeoned their cats to death in a horrific attack.
Sarah and Courtney Spiller found their two kittens, Frankie and Milo, and 11-month-old Mojo dead in the lounge room of their Matas Drive home at Pimpama on Sunday afternoon.
Police said four men had knocked on the couple’s front door around 4.15pm and asked to speak to a man who they thought still lived at the address.
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Speaking to News Corp, Courtney described one of the men as “scrawny” and the three others as “big muscly guys”. All four are believed to have been “covered in tattoos”.
After being told they had the wrong house and the person they were looking for no longer lived there, the men allegedly stood in the driveway, sussing out the property before leaving.
Police said three men then left the scene in a silver Hyundai Getz hatch back, while the fourth left on a red and white sports bike, similar to the one pictured below.
Courtney said her partner then locked the house and went to a neighbours place. She returned 20 minutes later to find three of her cats dead, their bodies laid out on the couch in the lounge room.
The two kittens had been beaten to death, while the third 11-month-old cat had been strangled.
Courtney said in the seven months that they have lived in the Pimpama home, they have had six break-ins and three attempted break-ins.
The couple believes the Matas Drive house “came with a history” and believe the most recent crime was meant to “send a message” to whomever lived in it before them.
Police are investigating the matter and are appealing for anyone with any information to come forward.
They are particularly wanting to speak with anyone who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously in the area around the time of the incident.
Anyone with any information should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.