Home invaders target 2 houses on same street within 10 hours

Home invaders target 2 houses on same street within 10 hours

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Shreveport police are searching for whoever invaded one home. Less than 12 hours later an attempted home invasion happened just a block away.

The home invasion happened just after 10 p.m. Tuesday at a residence in the 900 block of Robinhood Street.

Masked men reportedly knocked on the door and the homeowner opened it.

"They had on black hoodies and they had their bandanna tied all the way up to their eyes where you couldn't see them," said Cassandra Trotter, who was in the back room when it all began.

Then police say they forced their way inside with guns, took an unknown amount of money and ran off.

"I heard all the 'boom, boom, boom, boom!' in the front room," said Trotter. "So when I come, come, come up the house he said, '(BLEEP) get back in the room, give me your damn money!"

Trotter said they became impatient with the lack of cash or valuables and kicked his roommate Kimball in the side.

"Then they had a gun to his back. I said, 'Man, don't shoot that old man. That man is 79 years old. Don't shoot that old man'."

Only one block away and nearly 10 hours later, police said, another home invasion was attempted. This one happened just before 8:40 a.m. Wednesday at a home in the 800 block of Robinhood Street, just off Line Avenue.

De'Alriel Davis told us that she and her sister and her baby were all sleeping and recalled what happened 10 minutes before all the trouble began.

Davis said a beat up, hot pink car stopped right in the middle of the road on the side of their home. They know someone got out, knocked on the door of their house before quickly coming back to the car and then slowly driving off.

"I went back and laid down then I heard glass shatter," continued Davis. She said they all hid in a closet and called 911 for help.

"When officers were arriving at the home they did observe two suspects fleeing from the residence," explained Shreveport Police Spokesman Cpl. Marcus Hines.

Later, Davis said they spotted where the two men had tried to get inside, with broken glass at a front door.

Davis fears what could have happened. "Because I don't know what would have happened if they would have got in. I'm glad they didn't get in the house."

Davis suspects the driver of the pink car may have followed her home from a gas station the other day. Show vows to be even more careful in the future. 

No injuries were reported in either incident.

At this time, Shreveport police have not stated whether the two cases are connected in any way.

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