EVANSVILLE, In. (WEHT) — Police are still investigating after two violent home invasions in downtown Evansville neighborhoods.
According to police reports, there have been two home invasions within 5 days, both within a little more than half a mile.
Police are now investigating how suspects entered homes, pulled a gun, and demanded money from their victims.
The invasions happened in quiet neighborhoods, in homes nestled close to the arts district of downtown Evansville.
The first, January 16th, late on a Thursday night on SE First Street.
Homeowners told police two men came into their home and held them at gunpoint.
According to the report, they emptied their wallets, but that wasn’t enough for the suspects.
Less than a week later, on Monday night just before 7 p.m., homeowners on SE Second Street say suspects came to their front door, asking random questions.
The homeowners close the door on them, but the suspects came in the back door, pulled a gun, and demanded money.
The report is unclear what, if anything, suspects took, but the first invasion cost homeowners over $20,000.
The report says the suspects stole collectible coins, money and jewelery.
All of that stolen, and carried out, while homeowners were held inside.
In the second invasion, a victim activated the house alarm and the suspects ran.
Information beyond that is limited.
Suspects were gone in both cases before police arrive, but they did establish a perimeter and K9 officers attempted to track the suspects.
This is a developing story. We will keep you updated as more details become available.
(This story was originally published on January 24, 2020)