Home Invasion Suspects on the Loose

By: Jessica Zartler Email
By: Jessica Zartler Email

Grand Junction Police say two home invasion suspects are on the loose and they need your help to track them down.

But until police make an arrest, neighbors are keeping an eye on their neighborhood and their doors.

She's topped her Christmas Tree but instead of making a list and checking it twice, Carrie Imel is checking her doors twice and making sure they're locked after a home invasion in her apartment complex.

"It was kind of shocking," Imel told 11 News on Monday.

Imel just moved in and says she can only imagine how scary it would be to have someone force their way into her apartment.

"I feel bad that that happened to those people it's heartbreaking."

The Grand Junction Police Department says it happened on Friday, December 12th.

Police say people living in an apartment at Glenbrook on Lakeside Drive answered the door and the two men standing outside busted in, ruffed up the people inside, demanded cash and drugs and then took off on foot.

Police Department Spokeswoman Kate Porras says it's a good reminder to be on guard.

"You have to be careful when you're answering the door, especially it there's people you don't know who they are and what they're intentions are. This happened in the middle of the afternoon so it can happen anytime," said Porras.

She says it's still unclear if the tennants knew the suspects and the case remains under investigation but police are on the hunt.

"We have a couple of descriptions and certainly if anyone saw anything unusual happening in that area of Lakeside, give us a call and let us know what they saw."

And while police continue their search, Carrie Imel will keep her apartment buttoned up and try to keep her chin up.

"I do the best I can bad things happen to good people but i can't be afraid all the time that it's going to happen to me," Imel said on Monday.

Here is a description of the two suspects:

Suspect 1--Bald, 40-50 years old with missing teeth, scars on his face and may be wearing a blue hoodie

Suspect 2--Approximately 35 years old and may be wearing a white cowboy hat, a carhart jacket, a white scarf and cowboy boots.

If you have any information call Crimestoppers at 241-STOP.


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