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Aug 25, 2014 4:34 PM by Faye DeHoff

Eastside home invasion leaves one man with minor injuries; suspects get away

TUCSON - A home invasion early Monday morning on the city's eastside left a man with minor injuries and Sheriff Deputies searching for the suspects.

Around 5:29 a.m., deputies with the Sheriff's Department Rincon Patrol District responded to a reported home invasion in the 9200 block of East Indio Place. While en route, deputies received a description of the suspect vehicle. One deputy noticed a vehicle possibly matching the description passing him in the opposite direction. He followed the vehicle and a brief pursuit began.
At approximately 5:36 a.m., the deputy lost sight of the suspect car when he got a flat tire in the area of the Tucson Country Club golf course. He advised that the vehicle was headed for the Rillito River. At approximately 5:46 a.m., deputies who were on foot in the area located the abandoned vehicle in the river bed. Inside the car, deputies noticed weapons and body armor.

At the home, deputies spoke to the 20-year old male victim, who suffered a minor head injury. One of the three armed suspects who had entered his home struck him with a weapon. The intruders asked for narcotics; however, there were no narcotics at the home and it does not have a history of drug trafficking.

The suspects were described as three Hispanic men, wearing black clothing and bandanas covering their faces. Two were described as medium build and one as heavy set. One of the suspects was wearing body armor. All three were armed.

The investigation by detectives with the Sheriff's Robbery/Assault Unit continues. Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to call 9-1-1 or 88-CRIME.

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