2 Armed suspects on the loose, 2 in custody after West Phoenix home invasion

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PHOENIX – Two armed men are on the loose and two more are in custody after an early morning home invasion on the west side of Phoenix.

It happened at about 3 a.m. Tuesday in the area of 59th Avenue and Camelback Road. Officers from both Glendale and Phoenix responded.

According to Sgt. Trent Crump of the Phoenix Police Department, four armed men broke into a home and held a family of seven -- four adults and three teens -- hostage. During that time the suspects went through the home and stole a variety of items.

Officers followed two vehicles, one of them belonging to the victims, from the home.

Officers recovered both of those vehicles not far from the scene. One of the cars was disabled on some nearby railroad tracks. The second -- the victims' SUV -- crashed into a parked car. When police searched the victims’ vehicle, they found some property that had been stolen from the home.

Police evacuated an apartment complex in the area and took two of the suspects in custody. The other two men are still on the loose; both are considered armed and dangerous.

One of the adult victims from the home was pistol whipped. No other injuries were reported.