Warren police investigating two home-invasion burglaries

Staff report


For the second time in two days, Warren police have a home-invasion burglary to investigate, and in another case, a resident was assaulted as his car was being stolen.

At 12:50 a.m. Wednesday, three masked robbers — two males and a female — entered a home in the 1400 block of Eastland Avenue Southeast belonging to a 26-year-old man.

They demanded to have the Xbox game system and a cellphone. The resident said he realized he knew one of the robbers and possibly the two others, calling out all three names.

The robbers fled on foot, and Warren police and their canine officer tracked them to a house on Edgehill Avenue Southeast, but no arrests were made.

About 24 hours earlier, in the 1000 block of Mason Street Northwest, five black males entered the house at 12:20 a.m., tied up the male and female residents, both 31, at gunpoint and took jewelry and a cellphone.

The couple were able to break free and went next door to call police.

At 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, a 41-year-old resident of the 1700 block of Burton Street Southeast was standing in his driveway when two black males attacked him and stole his 1997 Dodge Intrepid, which was running at the time.

The victim said he didn’t see what direction the thieves went and believes he was knocked out after being struck in the side of the head and knocked to the ground.

The car was found about 20 minutes later, wrecked on Surrey Drive Southeast.

The victim had cuts on his temple and lip and dirt all over the back of his shirt. He refused medical treatment but said he may get checked later.

At 3:51 p.m. Tuesday, a 48-year-old resident of the 3000 block of Foster Drive Northeast spotted two young, black males entering her garage and attempting to take bicycles.

Her husband followed the males and called police after seeing them entering a residence on North Feederle Avenue Southeast in the Trumbull Homes apartments.

He pointed out one of the juveniles for police, who arrested a 14-year-old resident of Thomas Road on a felony burglary charge. He was taken to the Trumbull County Juvenile Justice Center.

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