Home Invasion Robbery–A Parent’s Nightmare
Police Department Press Release
Home Invasion Robbery Sends One Man to Hospital
On November 11, 2010 at about 0526 hours, the Eureka Police Department responded to a residence in the 2100-block of Progress Street in Eureka for a reported home invasion robbery. Responding Officers found a 51 year old male who had been struck on the head with a handgun causing injury. Medical personnel responded and transported the victim to the hospital for treatment. Officers spoke with the remaining family members and learned that six males had forced their way into the home in the early morning hours on Thursday. All of the suspects carried handguns and forced the family into the living room where they lined them up on their knees.
The suspects demanded valuables from the family. When they refused the father was struck on the head with the handgun. One of the suspects threatened to kidnap the family’s daughter who was very young. When one suspect began dragging the daughter out of the house the family told them where to find the money and a firearm. Other family members directed the suspects to where a Colt AR-15 style .22 caliber rifle was and several thousand dollars in cash. Also taken were three gaming systems and a laptop. The suspects then broke into the garage where a small marijuana grow was located.
The suspects are described as all males in the early to mid twenties wearing hooded sweatshirts and navy blue or black bandannas over their faces. They are further described as being Asian, Mexican, and possibly one Arab young man. After the suspects left the family called the police. The father was treated at Saint Joseph emergency room and released later with moderate injuries.
This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Terry Liles at 707-441-4032