Home-invasion suspects tie up, rob Phoenix couple

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Surveillance photo of one of the suspects By Jennifer Thomas Surveillance photo of one of the suspects By Jennifer Thomas
Surveillance photo of one of the suspects By Jennifer Thomas Surveillance photo of one of the suspects By Jennifer Thomas
Sketch of one of the suspects By Jennifer Thomas Sketch of one of the suspects By Jennifer Thomas

PHOENIX -- Phoenix police are searching for three home-invasion suspects who tied up a couple and ransacked their home Saturday night.

Sgt. Steve Martos said the couple left their home near Southern Avenue and 20th Street to walk their dogs just before 10 p.m. They were gone for a short period of time and left their front door closed but unlocked.

They returned to find two armed suspects inside their home and were ordered to a back bedroom.

The suspects bound the 24-year-old woman and had the 27-year-old man maintain control of the dogs, which had become aggressive toward the suspects. A third suspect was called into the home.

Martos said the three suspects ransacked the home and loaded the victims' personal property into garbage bags then put them in the couple's vehicle.

The suspects bound the male victim then fled the scene in the victims' car, which has since been recovered.
 
After leaving the home, the suspects went to a Circle K near Southern Avenue and 24th Street and attempted to retrieve cash but were unsuccessful.

The suspects are described as Hispanic males. One is 16 to 18 years old, 5 feet 6 inches tall, 160 to 180 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair. The second suspect is described as 18 to 20 years old, 5 feet 8 inches tall, 160 pounds with brown eyes and black hair. The third suspect is described as 20 to 22 years old, 5 feet 9 inches tall, 220 pounds with brown eyes and black hair.