5-6 Armed men on the loose after early morning home invasionPosted: Updated:
TOLLESON -- Five or six armed men are on the loose after an early morning home invasion in southwest Phoenix.
It happened shortly after 5 a.m. in the area of 91st Avenue and Lower Buckeye Road. Lt. Thomas Aaron of the Phoenix Police Department said the family told investigators the men were wearing black clothing and body armor, and were armed with handguns and rifles, possibly AK-47s. Those men reportedly were claiming to be police officers as they forced they way into house.
A family of five was home at the time. The father reportedly was tied up. The remaining four family members were tossed into another room while the suspects searched the home. Nobody was hurt.
The suspects got away in the family's car, a brown 2006 Ford F-150 Laredo edition, and remain on the loose. That truck, which might be equipped a tracking and recovery device such as LoJack, has an Arizona license plate with the number 281-TSB.
At this point, officers do not know what the suspects were looking for, and it's not yet clear if they took anything other than the truck.
Investigators said there are no reports of any previous incidents at the home. Neighbors say there's nothing unusual about the family.
It's not known if anybody in the family recognized any of the suspects.
Anybody with any information is urged to contact the Phoenix Police Department.