Archive for Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Police seeking two men in home invasion

Suspects, armed with handgun and machete, rob five people

February 13, 2008


1411 W. Seventh St.

Lawrence police are looking for two men in connection with a home invasion and robbery that took place at midnight Tuesday in an apartment at 1411 W. Seventh St.

The men, armed with a machete and a handgun, ordered five people to empty their pockets and then forced the victims into a bathroom, police said. There was no sign of forced entry, police said.

The suspects left with several items from the apartment, including electronic gaming systems. No one was injured in the incident. Police recovered the machete at the apartment.

Police are looking for two black men in their early 20s who were wearing bandanas, dark hooded sweatshirts and blue jeans. One suspect was described as 5-foot-9, weighing 210 pounds. The other suspect was described by witnesses as 5-foot-5, weighing 145 pounds.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call 843-TIPS.

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maxcrabb 10 years, 4 months ago

My house was robbed once. Should they take away my house?

CheyenneWay 10 years, 4 months ago

I bet they were playing hip hop and smokin mad blunts yo!

newsreader 10 years, 4 months ago

If we banned houses and apartments then there would be no home invasions!!

duckschooler 10 years, 4 months ago

They took a wii! Oh my god a wii, they probably have sore elbows today.

Dorothy Hoyt-Reed 10 years, 4 months ago

Ok, Steffes supporters. How many time has this apartment been robbed, compared to how many incidents linked to the LC patrons? Not even close. And did these stupid remarks come about, because the suspects are black? If so, who's being racist now?

newsreader 10 years, 4 months ago


How do you know it was a Wii? Have him inside info do ya? Hmmm... very interesting........ jk

kneejerkreaction 10 years, 4 months ago

Duck!!....Schooler....'cause the next knock on your door is gonna be the investigative officer wanting to know why you know what you know. Wanna bet the court order is already headed to the LJW?

Sooner or later the gangbangers are gonna bang on the wrong house and will be met by a mad homeowner and a whole lotta lead.

zettapixel 10 years, 4 months ago

I think the city should regulate and/or shut down the LJWorld comments section due to all of the asinine comments posted here!

jayneway 10 years, 4 months ago

If you enter the address into google maps and look at the street view, you can see a pic of the front of the building.

Danielle Brunin 10 years, 4 months ago

Maybe they should look for the suspects at Last Call...

spammer89 10 years, 4 months ago

Like to see them break into my house, between my 120 pound German Shepard and my 12 gauge someone will get hurt.

itiswhatitis 10 years, 4 months ago


Yeah, someone will get hurt. Unless you sleep with your shotgun, and regularly train yourself to react at a moments notice, I'm afraid that statistically the odds are that you and your dog will be the ones hurt.

On the otherhand, if you are one of those guys who is always on edge and ready to blast away at an indruder, the odds are that you will probably kill some chinese student who comes to the wrong house on halloween.

nobody1793 10 years, 4 months ago

"Like to see them break into my house..."

Uh, "no sign of forced entry" means they let 'em in.

kneejerkreaction 10 years, 4 months ago

Knock Knock. Who's there? Two young black men dressed like gang Shark? (opens door)

Mari Aubuchon 10 years, 4 months ago

"No signs of forced entry" could could also mean that the door was unlocked and they came in uninvited.

compmd 10 years, 4 months ago


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Sigmund 10 years, 4 months ago

kneejerkreaction (Anonymous) says: "er:..Land Shark? (opens door)"

Either you get it, or you don't.

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