CHARGES FILED: Family Held At Gun Point
Pleasant Hill police say charges have been filed in a home invasion Saturday night.
Police say around 8:18, five men broke into a house on the 700 block of Sunburst Drive.
They held a man, woman, and their son at gun point while they searched through the house. The men took cell phones, cash and other valuables.
Authorities didn’t realize it at the time, but just 15 minutes before the robbery; a Polk County deputy spotted the group of men earlier at a Kum n Go on NE 60th Street in Pleasant Hill.
The deputy noticed a driver of a Chevy suburban putting the wrong grade of gas into his vehicle.
He pulled up to talk to the driver but later drove off. Three of the men entered into the gas station. According to gas station clerks, he could hear the men talking about a burglary attempt.
Then when the home invasion report came out, the deputy noticed the suspect description matched the men he just saw.
Police caught up with the suburban on NE 56th Street. Police took three juveniles into questioning. All three are charged with first degree burglary and were taken to Meyer Hall and could be charged with additional charges upon completion of the investigation.
Pleasant Hill Officer, Adam Choat says the burglars may have targeted the home.
“Were looking to a reason as to why this happened why these people didn’t wait until they were gone to come burglarize the house and why they came in with weapons.”
Police are still looking for the other two men involved in the burglary.