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Police seeking three suspects in Altoona home invasion robbery

The victim was tied up with duct tape while the suspects robbed him.
ALTOONA – Police are looking for three people suspected of breaking into a home in the Juniata section of the city late Tuesday night.

According to Lt. Jeff Pratt, of the Altoona Police Department, they were called to a residence along the 100 block of West 11th Avenue around 11:15 P.M. At that time, he said one of the suspects knocked on the victim's door, asking to use the phone. Two more men the entered, demanding to know where the money was located, and struck the victim in the head.

"At some point in time, the actors took turns holding hand gun to victim, and began ransacking and rummaging through the house, to look for the money," said Lt. Pratt. "They at one point in time told him if they found the money they were going to kill him."

The victim also told police all three suspects were wearing gloves and ski masks.

The first suspect is described as a light-skinned black or Hispanic male approximately 5’8” tall. At the time of the robbery the suspect was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt.
The second suspect is described as a light-skinned black male approximately 5’10” tall. At the time of the robbery the suspect was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and possibly dark-colored cargo pants.
The third suspect is described as a tall dark-skinned male. At the time of the robbery the suspect was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and dark colored pants.

Anyone with information on the suspects is asked to contact Altoona Police at (814) 949-2489.
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