Family hurt in home invasion

2013-04-30T13:15:00Z 2013-04-30T19:40:08Z Family hurt in home invasionBob Kasarda bob.kasarda@nwi.com, (219) 548-4345 nwitimes.com

PINE TOWNSHIP | Two men burst into a Pine Township home Tuesday morning and attacked a man, his two children and his girlfriend with a crowbar and fists, according to Porter County Sheriff's Department officials.

The incident occurred shortly before 4:20 a.m. in the 1500 block of County Road 375 East, investigators said.

The attackers injured a 37-year-old man, his 37-year-old girlfriend from LaPorte, his 14-year-old daughter and 11-year-old son, according to police. The group suffered bruises and declined medical care.

The attackers, who also carried knife, reportedly fled in an unknown direction without taking anything. Investigators do not believe the attack was random and said there is no reason for the public to be alarmed.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Sgt. Tim Manteuffel at 477-3131.

Anonymous tips can be called into WeTip at (800) 782-7463. WeTip offers up to a $1,000 reward for information aiding in the arrest and conviction of any suspects involved.

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