Police Searching for Suspects in Violent Home InvasionPosted: Updated:
Albemarle County police are searching for three men responsible for a violent home invasion.
According to police, three men, one of which was wielding a firearm, broke into a home in the 3000 block of Burnley Station Road in Barboursville around 9:00 p.m. Thursday. There were four people inside the house at the time.
Sgt. Darrell Byers with the Albemarle County Police Department said, "Three black males entered their residence wielding a firearm. The subjects came in demanding money and in that process one of the victims was injured."
Two of the victims are an elderly couple who have lived in the neighborhood for years. The couple was too upset to go on camera, but the 81-year-old male victim told us off camera that he was lying in his bed when he was hit in the head with a gun. He was able to wrestle one of the men to ground, but said it was too dark to see who any of the attackers were.
The only description police have is the suspects are three black males. The suspects were seen fleeing on foot.
Sgt. Darrell Byers with the Albemarle County Police Department said, "We don't know ages or anything like that. I think right now we're not prepared to give out anymore of a description than that. We're still investigating it, but we're just not at that level where we can give out that kind of additional information right now."
It's unclear if they got away with anything, but police are still searching for clues. Police are calling this a fluid investigation. If you have any information, you're asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 434-977-4000.
The couple tells NBC29 they just want their privacy at this time and hope the focus will remain on catching the three suspects.