6 suspects in custody after Phoenix home invasion

Home invasion

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Armed suspects forced their way into a home near 87th Avenue and Thomas Road early Wednesday morning.


by Jennifer Thomas


Posted on December 5, 2012 at 9:52 AM

Updated Friday, Dec 7 at 9:36 AM

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PHOENIX -- Six people are in custody following a home invasion in a west Phoenix neighborhood Wednesday morning.

Police received a 911 after armed suspects forced their way into the home near 87th Avenue and Thomas Road at about 2:30 a.m.

Phoenix police spokesman Sgt. Trent Crump said officers attempted to contact a subject who was in a vehicle parked on the street. That person fled in the vehicle and additional responding officers initiated a pursuit.

Officers still at the scene saw several masked subjects run out of the home and into the neighborhood. Four were taken into custody within the perimeter during a canine search. A fifth suspect was located outside of the perimeter.

The pursuit ended without incident and officers took that suspect into custody.

The homeowners were not injured, but three of the suspects required medical attention for K-9 bites.