Police Look for Home Invasion Suspects

By: KKTV Email
By: KKTV Email

Police are looking for suspects in a home invasion robbery in Colorado Springs.

Police say it happened around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday at the El Vecino Apartments on Monterey Road.

Officers tell us four suspects knocked on the victim's apartment door, and when it was open, then demanded drugs and money.

Police say all four of the suspects were armed with handguns, and one of them had two handguns. They ransacked the apartment looking for drugs.

Police say they didn't find anything but left with some of the victim's things.

Officers say all of the suspects were believed to be black males wearing dark colored clothing. No one was injured.

If you know anything about the crime, you're asked to cal Crime Stoppers at 634-STOP.

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  • by sns on Mar 10, 2010 at 02:07 PM
  • by Ryan on Mar 10, 2010 at 01:18 PM
    ...which is why you don't open your door to anyone you don't know especially at 1:30 AM. Have gun in your hand and assuming the door opens and people rush in start shooting.
  • by sns Location: 719 on Mar 10, 2010 at 12:25 PM
    If your are dealing drugs and not doing the "right thing" this is the kind of trouble it brings .I aslso agree home invasions cant be random if they are there for certain things. you know.... you reap what you sew , karma what goes around comes around, do unto others as you have done to you ......ETC
  • by DJR Location: Springs on Mar 10, 2010 at 12:12 PM
    If you live in the El Vecino Apartments, a home security system is probably not a priority.
  • by really? on Mar 10, 2010 at 10:51 AM
    Bob a 94 year old mans house was invaded so you are saying he was a drug dealer? really?
  • by exdea Location: nycny on Mar 10, 2010 at 10:39 AM
    I agree with Bob. The guy that talks about electronic home security is on drugs, by the time every one who needs to know... knows, the issue is history. A single shot 12 ga. usually does the trick, even if you miss it has the potential to change the color of your bvd's
  • by April on Mar 10, 2010 at 10:21 AM
    Bob, you are 100% correct! I work for an apartment complex here in town, and the officers I have spoken with always say the same thing, that home invasions almost never occur randomly, that people are targeted because of what is going on in their home. Also, in Colorado Springs, unless you are lucky enough to have a cop car literally ten feet away from your house, you are gonna be waiting for help for at least 15 minutes. This city is just getting more and more ridiculous.
  • by shorty719 on Mar 10, 2010 at 10:18 AM
    Good point Bob, the media makes it out that Home Invasions are random acts of violence...not hardly. Drugs are usually the main factor in these types of crimes...and in the chance that it is a "random" act chances are you know the person and you pissed them off to some degreee and they are going to come back at you with a vengence and rob you in order toget more drugs...bottom line, dont keep shady company, dont deal drugs, and be aware of who you piss off.
  • by Bob Location: c/s on Mar 10, 2010 at 09:04 AM
    I have to disagree. The best way to keep these guys out is to not be a drug dealer. Home invaders don't pick random houses. they go for places they know they will score drugs and cash. Plus they don't spend much time inside they are in and out in minutes. response time on a panic alarm is at least 8 minutes
  • by Kyle on Mar 10, 2010 at 08:52 AM
    Let's see here in the past 48 hours in the news:Home invasion,Walgreens robbed,liquor store clerk stabbed, and a dry cleaner owner was shot to death. No, this isn't from Los Angeles in The LA Times, this is right here in our quaint little city. What is happening to us???
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