Home Invasion Targets Senior Citizens

By: KKTV Email
By: KKTV Email

Colorado Springs police are looking for suspects in a home invasion where the victims were senior citizens.

Police say it happened around 11:30p.m. Thursday night at the Southpointe Apartments on Lakehurst Drive, on the southeast side of the Springs.

Officers tell us a female suspect knocked on the door, and when one of the senior residents opened the door, an armed man wearing a ski mask forced the door open ordering everyone to the floor. The armed suspect then put the gun to one of the victim's head and said he would shoot her.

Police say none of the three female victims were hurt and the suspects got away with some personal belongings.

Investigators believe the apartment was targeted because of the age of the victims. "Make sure you know who is on the other side of the door," said Lt. Howard Black of the Colorado Springs Police Department. "That's the best way to protect yourself."

The female suspect is described as 5'4" with dark blond hair.

If you know anything about this crime, contact Crime Stoppers at 634-STOP.


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  • by A CO police officer Location: Colo Springs on Mar 15, 2010 at 02:53 PM
    Most home invasions are done to locations where the bad guys know there are money and/or drugs on site to grab! The 'innocent' old ladies may have been doing more than knitting in their spare time....if you know what I mean.
  • by Fred Location: Springs on Mar 15, 2010 at 02:50 PM
    Jared, I believe she was Hispanic.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 13, 2010 at 06:58 AM
    Anon, to wish that someone would do that "to thier parents" is just sad. Chances are, they've taken from their parents as well and have no respect for them. I have worked in the prison setting and know that inmates have NO toleration for others who prey on children or the elderly. Once caught(and they will be)justice will be served...dumb move, punks!
  • by Jared Location: cos on Mar 12, 2010 at 04:48 PM
    These ppl are disgusting.. by the way isn't there a little better description of the female? Do we even know what ethnecity she is?
  • by NATIVE Location: COLORADO SPRINGS on Mar 12, 2010 at 02:39 PM
    WE ARE IN EVIL TIMES....PEOPLE CAN'T JUST ANSWER THE DOOR ANYMORE....WE NEED TO LOOK OUT THE WINDOW, MAKE SURE THE DOOR IS LOCKED, TALK THROUGH THE DOOR, UNLESS YOU KNOW FOR SURE WHO IT IS--CAN'T OPEN THE DOOR, SIMPLY PITIFUL
  • by Ron on Mar 12, 2010 at 01:28 PM
    Anyone that commits crimes against our children or the elderly automatically deserves a double sentence of time to be served when they go before the judge. No if's, ands, our buts. Enough!
  • by Anon on Mar 12, 2010 at 11:42 AM
    All I have to say is that these people are cowards and will deserve whats coming to them. I hope someone does this to their parents, that may be the only way they will learn to respect other people... COWARDS!!
  • by Has elderly parents on Mar 12, 2010 at 09:49 AM
    What a despicable crime. Karma will bite them back. Bad luck is what you get for picking on the helpless elderly or children. Cowards. I'd like to see such scum face off with a senior who packs!
  • by Mr. Walther Location: everywhere on Mar 12, 2010 at 08:48 AM
    Seniors unite..at the range
  • by mike Location: cs on Mar 12, 2010 at 07:56 AM
    Hey maggots...I'm a senior. Wanna come home invade me and my roommates. Mr. Glock and Mr. Mossberg?
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