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Police Searching For Suspects After 3rd Home Invasion This Week

SPOKANE, Wash.- Right now Spokane Police are looking for suspects involved in a home invasion in northwest Spokane Thursday morning.  This is the third home invasion robbery this week and right now, none of these crimes has been solved.

Police say it happened around 1 a.m. at a home in the 1600 block of West Spofford, north of the Maple Street Bridge. 

Two suspects kicked in the back door, and one of them had a black handgun.  A man living there was pistol-whipped, and the suspects tried to get his wallet and TV.  Police say several people live at the home, all roughly in their 20s. 

They report two men and three women were home at the time the armed men stormed in, and the women hid in a bedroom closet.

No shots were fired, and nobody was seriously hurt.  However, the victim did suffer some some cuts and bruises as a result of the assault.

Police say the crime appears to be random; the victim said he did not recognize his attackers.  Police are looking into whether this crime may be connected to the other two home invasion robberies that happened in Spokane Wednesday morning.  They say, with those cases in the news, it is possible this was a copycat crime.

"Could be, could be," said Officer Dan Waters of the Spokane Police Department.  "There's a lot of stuff in the media, and typically that does breed some copycat crimes.  There's a lot of violence in our society."

The men left the home with nothing, and police report they may have driven off in a late 80s to early 90s model black Chevy Cavalier.  The victim told police one suspect stayed close to the back door, and he wasn't able to get a good look at him.  However, the ‘main' suspect is described as a white male about 5'7"-6'0", heavy set, wearing dark clothing, and a blue bandana.

If you have any information on this crime, or any of the home invasion crimes this week including those on the South Hill and Near Rogers High School, call CrimeCheck at 456-2233.

Here's the official Spokane Police Department Release:

Spokane Police investigate another home invasion robbery.

About 1 a.m. on 5/31/12 officers responded to the 1600 block of West Spofford for the report of a home invasion robbery.  Victims reported that two males forced entry through the back door; at least one was armed with a handgun.  One of the residents was assaulted by a suspect and struck with a handgun.  No shots were fired.  Two males and three females were in the house at the time of the attack.  The females fled the room and hid in a bedroom closet.  The suspects fled the scene prior to police arrival.  A possible suspect vehicle was given as a late 80's to early 90's Chevrolet Cavalier. 

One of the suspects was described as a white male, 5'7" to 6' tall, 200 lbs, wearing dark clothing with a blue bandana over his face.   The second suspect stayed near the back of the house and victims were unable to describe him.

 

 

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