Police investigating separate home invasions in North, East Lubbock

Police investigating separate home invasions in North, East Lubbock
Police responded to a home invasion in the 2300 block of Elm Avenue around 1:15 p.m. Thursday.
Police responded to a home invasion in the 2300 block of Elm Avenue around 1:15 p.m. Thursday.

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - We're learning new details about two separate armed robberies that happened in Lubbock on Thursday afternoon, less than an hour apart.

Lubbock police are still searching for suspects.

Police responded to the first call on Elm near East 23rd around 1:15 p.m.

Twenty-five minutes later, officers responded to another home invasion report at The Landing at Pinewood Park near 4th and Slide.

Police do not believe the crimes are connected because of the limited time between the two, and because the suspect descriptions do not match.

Police say around 1:39 p.m., two men knocked on the door to an apartment at The Landing and forced their way inside when residents opened the door a crack.

The women told police one of the suspects waited with her and her children in the living room while the second went into the bedroom. He came out with several items and the two men left. Neither showed any weapons.

No one was injured but police do have a description of the people they're looking for.

The suspects are described as two men, both wearing camo pants and a black ski mask - one in a red shirt and the other in a white shirt.

About 20 minutes before that, at 1:15 p.m. police got numerous calls from the 2300 block of Elm.

We're told that these suspects did have weapons.

Police say two black men knocked on the victim's door and one suspect pointed a gun at him when he answered, the second showed a hammer he was carrying.

The suspects demanded money and when the victim refused, the man carrying the hammer threw it at him.

The victim told police he ducked, the hammer missed him and both suspects ran away.

Police say one of the suspects was wearing a blue and white shirt with stars on it.

Police are urging anyone with information to call crime line at 741-1000. You do not have to give your name.

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