Hammond cops issue warning after separate home invasions

2013-04-24T19:15:00Z 2013-04-24T19:25:04Z Hammond cops issue warning after separate home invasionsTimes Staff nwitimes.com
April 24, 2013 7:15 pm  • 

HAMMOND | Police have responded to two home invasions this week where suspects reportedly impersonated police officers.

One incident occurred Monday at a home in the 4300 block of Baltimore Avenue, where two men knocked on a door and told the resident they were police officers on some type of raid, Hammond Police Lt. Richard Hoyda said.

One man displayed a handgun as the suspects searched the home and took money, Hoyda said. The first suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 5 feet 9 inches tall, in his mid 20s and wearing a construction-type vest. The second suspect was described as a Hispanic male, 5 feet 10 inches tall, with long black hair and wearing a black-colored sweater.

Anyone with information regarding the home invasion is asked to call Hammond police Lt. Michael Jorden at (219) 852-2974.

The second home invasion occurred Tuesday at a home in the 4400 block of Ash Avenue. A suspect came to the door and told the resident he was a police officer, while two other suspects entered through the back door, Hoyda said. Nothing appeared to be taken from the home, Hoyda said.

Anyone with information regarding the second home invasion is asked to call Hammond police Sgt. James Lietz at (219) 852-2983.

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