Armed robbers on run after invasion of home

Grand Junction police are searching for two men who forced their way into a north Grand Junction home Monday morning and robbed the woman inside at gunpoint.

Police spokeswoman Kate Porras said the men barged into the house in the 700 block of 27 Road around 7 a.m. She said they remained inside for about 30 minutes and stole several items, including firearms.

Porras said the woman was injured during the invasion, although Porras declined to describe her injuries.

The woman was checked by paramedics but not taken to the hospital.

Porras said police don’t know whether the robbers were strangers to the woman, although “it’s very much a possibility.”

One of the robbers was described as a white male in his late 30s to early 40s, 5-foot-10 to 5-foot-11, 150 pounds, with blond hair and a mustache and goatee. He was last seen wearing a light-colored jacket, a black knit cap and hiking boots.

The other robber was described as a Hispanic male in his mid-30s, 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-7, 170 pounds, with no facial hair. He was last seen wearing a black, zippered hooded sweatshirt with white lettering, a black knit cap and hiking boots.

Residents were surprised to learn one of their neighbors was robbed.

“I had no knowledge of it,” said Fred Karsten, who lives at the north end of 27 Road where it intersects with H Road.

James Younger, who lives close to the home that was robbed, also said he saw and heard nothing.

Police ask anyone with information to call 242-6707.


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