Police: Victims of home invasion had recently sold a business
Police are looking for five suspects following a home invasion Wednesday night in southwest Rochester.
Officers were called to the 1400 block of 4th Street SW just after 9 p.m. to a report that five men had forcefully entered a family's home.
A 43-year-old woman was home alone at the time. According to the police report, one of the suspects rang the doorbell and asked if the husband (by name) was home. After the woman questioned whether she knew the suspect, four others appeared at the door.
The suspects pushed the woman aside and entered the home. At one point, they put her in a "loose choke-hold," notes the report. One of the men was also carrying a small baseball bat.
The husband showed up as suspects were rummaging through the home. They immediately ran away from the scene. The husband told police that he followed the suspects in his vehicle until they scattered in different directions.
The woman was not injured and nothing was taken from the home. All but one of the suspects were wearing dark clothes and ski masks. The man without any cover is described as an Asian male, about 5'8'', 17-25 years old, clean shaven and "strong."
The victims of the home invasion had recently sold a business, and could have been targeted as a result, according to police.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Crime Stoppers of Rochester & Olmsted County at 1-800-222-TIPS. You can remain anonymous.