Freedom New Mexico
Portales police believe armed home invasions within a block of each other Friday and Sunday are related, according to Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry.
Berry said the method of entry was identical and the descriptions of the suspects are similar. He said the homes targeted appeared to be random.
Berry declined to give suspect descriptions and would not say how entry was made into the victims’ residences.
Two males in their 20s were injured Sunday night during a home invasion in the 1500 block of South Globe, according to Berry.
Five subjects entered the home at 11 p.m. and two of the residents were struck in the head with a handgun, Berry said.
“The residents were treated at the scene by our local EMS crew,” Berry said. “They later took a personal vehicle to Roosevelt General Hospital.”
A vehicle stolen from the residence was later recovered on the air base highway (N.M. 467), Berry said. It appeared the vehicle was involved in an accident.
“We have the vehicle and it is being processed by our investigators,” Berry said.
Cash was reported to have been taken from the residence, Berry said.