Law enforcement is asking the public’s help identifying a vehicle suspected to be linked to a Columbia Heights home invasion reported around 12:15 a.m. Wednesday, June 5.
Four or five suspects reportedly forced their way into a home on the 4500 block of Madison Street Northeast in Columbia Heights, according to the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office.
Investigators determined the 87 year old homeowner and his 89 year old wife were awakened at gunpoint by a suspect who demanded money. The homeowner’s 58 year old son, who lived in the home, was forced from his bedroom into another area of the home, the Sheriff’s Office reports.
The suspects continued demanding money, and the 87 year old man was struck in the head with a pistol before the suspects fled with a TV, cellphone and wallet, according to the Sheriff’s Office. The victim required medical attention.
Shortly after a call reporting the incident, cameras from the Minnesota Department of Transportation captured a fast-moving vehicle nearby, and law enforcement is seeking information about the vehicle and incident.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Columbia Heights Police Department or the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office at 763-427-1212.