Police searching for men that robbed seven people in a Lancaster City home
LANCASTER, Pa.– Police are searching for three Hispanic males that are accused of robbing seven people in a home.
On January 16 at approximately 9:05 p.m., officers were dispatched to a home in the 400 block of S. Christian Street for an unknown police problem.
Upon arrival, officers found several occupants in the residence that reported being robbed at knife point.
Five victims, including four men and one woman ranging in age from 20-42 years-old, said that three unknown Hispanic males entered the home through the front door and demanded money.
The men forced three of the victims into a bedroom while they searched the house for loot. While the robbery was occurring, two additional victims came home and had their hands a feet tied up.
A 42-year-old male victim suffered a knife wound during the incident, but it only caused a superficial injury.
In all, the suspects stole cell phones and a small amount of cash before fleeing the home.
Investigators proceeded to search the home for evidence, and conduct several interviews. They are also attempting to review video footage from cameras in the area.
Investigators believe that this does not appear to be a random act, and there are indications that the suspects may have specifically targeted the victim’s home.
Anyone with information is urged to call Lancaster City Police at (717) 735-3300 or Lancaster City-County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-322-1913. You can also click the Submit a Tip button on our website, www.lancasterpolice.com, or Text a Tip to Crime Stoppers by texting LANCS plus your message to 847411. Tipsters may remain anonymous and do not have to give their names.