Two violent home invasions investigated by Calgary police
Three were injured in the targeted crosstown attacks that authorities say may be connected
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Disguised attackers busted into two homes on opposite ends of the city Tuesday and Calgary police are investigating their possible connection.
Det. Travis Ibach said the first home invasion happened around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday in the 0-100 block of Springborough Point SW when three individuals forced their way into the home.
According to police the suspects demanded money from the victim before striking him with an object and fleeing with money and personal property.
One person was injured as a result and was treated by EMS at the scene and released.
The first suspect was described as black, in his mid-20s, approximately 5’9” tall, with a slim build, a goatee and a moustache. He was wearing a grey hoodie and blue jeans.
A second suspect is described as a man, approximately 6’ tall, wearing a red and black hoodie.
The detective said the second home invasion took place around 2:40 a.m. in the 600 block of 19 Street NE when two people forced their way into the home.
“They disguised their identities by covering their faces,” he said.
Two people who were home at the time of the robbery both suffered injuries. One was taken to hospital in stable condition with what appeared to be stab wounds, while the other suffered minor injuries.
The descriptions of suspects in this incident are believed to match the first two of the home invasions.
Ibach said CPS continues to investigate, but it appears the attacks were not random. He said police are concerned the events could be connected.
“We’re not entirely sure at this point,” he said. “We’re definitely investigating that avenue.”
Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact police at 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers anonymously.