Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Home Invasion - Phoenix, Arizona

These bad guys probably hit the wrong house, but this is another example of why you must arm and train yourself. The victims are lucky they are not dead.

Gunmen invade Phoenix home, lock family inside room

Several armed men entered a Phoenix home early Wednesday morning, locking a family inside a room and stealing the family's truck, police said.
The robbery occurred near 91st Avenue and Lower Buckeye Road on the 9000 block of West Watkins Street shortly after 5 a.m., Phoenix police Sgt. Tommy Thompson James Holmes said. The robbers, wearing ski masks and black clothing, kicked open the door and claimed they were police officers serving a search warrant.
Police were told the robbers had at least two automatic rifles and handguns. They forced the five victims into a bedroom and demanded marijuana and money from the family. The victims said they had neither. One resident was tied up, but no one was injured, police said.
The robbers stole cash and a black Ford F-150 pickup truck, license plate 281-TSB. They fled the scene in the truck and a small, dark blue Nissan, Holmes said.
Police have made no connection between the suspects and the victims. There was also no indication of drugs in the home.
Police are still searching for the robbers. A similar home invasion occurred hours earlier in Mesa, but detectives said they have found no connection in the cases.

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