No arrests in separate Redlands home invasions

REDLANDS — Police are investigating two home invasion robberies over a span of eight days.

The first incident occurred May 12 and the second this past weekend. In both cases, suspects of different descriptions entered residences that were unlocked.

“We have not made any arrests yet in either incident,” said Redlands police spokesman Carl Baker.

On May 12, a 60-year-old man was assaulted in his East Citrus Avenue apartment by several men, according to a police report. A woman, who was described as Asian, knocked at the man’s door, apparently as a diversion.

It allowed four men to enter through a back door. The man was assaulted with blunt weapons by suspects determined to be Hispanic males in their 20s or 30s. The Asian woman was thin with brown hair with blond streaks.

The victim was bound while the suspects ransacked the apartment over a 30-minute span. They took cash, home electronics and game systems. The victim freed himself to call 911 and was eventually treated for his injuries at Loma Linda Medical Center.

This past weekend, a single suspect entered an unlocked apartment on Hibiscus Drive, threatening a female resident with a handgun. He took home electronics, jewelry and the victim’s debit card before leaving the residence. Described as a black male adult wearing a blue bandana over his face, Redlands police are seeking assistance in both cases.

No arrests in separate Redlands home invasions was last modified: July 19th, 2012 by admin
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