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Armed suspects sought in two Compton home invasions

February 14, 2012 |  8:25 am

Compton home invasions
Two Compton families were terrorized Tuesday morning when they were held at gunpoint while intruders ransacked their homes in separate home-invasion robberies, authorities said.

The first occurred about 12:30 a.m. in the 1000 block of Dwight Avenue, where four armed suspects kicked in the door and barged into the home, KTLA-TV reported.

A man, his wife and their child were held at gunpoint as the men demanded cash and ransacked the home. The men pistol-whipped the father before they left. He was later hospitalized.

Officers received reports of a second home invasion in the 400 block of North Kemp an hour after the first call.

The incident was very similar to the first robbery, and the suspects took off with cash and a computer, Det. Fernando Gonzalez of the L.A. County Sheriff's Department told KTLA.

"I would definitely be concerned," Gonzalez said of the two home invasions. "Both instances, it appears, the subjects were armed."

No description of the suspects or their vehicle was yet released.


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Photo: Site of a home invasion in Compton. Credit: KTLA-TV