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Police Searching for Suspects in Home Invasion Robberies

Police Searching for Suspects in Home Invasion Robberies

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Courtney Orton Reporting A 19-year-old got a rude awakening this morning. He was attacked in his house by two masked gunmen.

Authorities say two men forced their way into a Holladay home just after 8:00. Phillip Garcia was sleeping inside. He woke up when he heard some noises. He went to investigate, and that's when he found two armed men inside his home.

Police Searching for Suspects in Home Invasion Robberies

Authorities say the two men pushed him back into the bedroom, tied him with duct tape, pistol whipped him, and then ransacked the house. Lt. Paul Jaroscak with the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office says, "They have safes. They actually used his cell phone to call one of the roommates to get a key for the safe. The roommate said he had the key with him, so they grabbed the safe and took it with them."

They also got away with a computer monitor, an X-box, a laptop and some cash.

Police Searching for Suspects in Home Invasion Robberies

Investigators say this was a specifically targeted home invasion robbery and could be drug related. "We found drug paraphernalia, packaging materials, boxes and boxes of plastic bags. We did find one marijuana plant," says Jaroscak.

Authorities are looking for the two male suspects. They reportedly got away in a silver car with a female driver in her 20s.

We've also received reports of another home invasion robbery overnight. In that incident, three men knocked on a door, the man answered, he was pistol whipped at the door. The suspects got away with a laptop. We don't know if these two incidents are related, but investigators are looking into both of them.

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