Police were searching Saturday for two suspects in connection with an armed residential burglary that occurred late Friday night.
According to Lawrence Police Sgt. Ted Bordman, two black men — one armed with a handgun — allegedly entered a residence in the 4500 block of Wimbledon Drive and held three people at gunpoint. A fourth resident who arrived home while the intruders were at the scene was battered by one suspect and suffered minor injuries. The two men removed property from the building and exited in an unknown direction.
The armed suspect was wearing a black and maroon hooded sweatshirt and had a thin beard. The other was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt.
The victims were two 22-year-old men, a 23-year-old man and a 24-year-old man. Police were dispatched to the scene at 11:05 p.m. The incident allegedly occurred about 30 minutes earlier. According to police reports, the men stole $5,095 of property, including video games, cell phones and computers.
Anyone with information related to the incident is asked to call Lawrence police at 830-7430 or Crime Stoppers at 843-TIPS.