Three stories today, from Scarborough, Ontario; West Valley City, Utah and Laveen, Arizona. They’re all remarkably similar: a gang of young men rush in to a home and surprise the occupants in the middle of the night.
Here are the descriptive paragraphs, first Scarborough:
Toronto police are looking for five male suspects in connection with an armed home invasion in Scarborough early Thursday morning.
Police say they were called to a home on Caddy Drive, near Lawrence Avenue and Scarborough Golf Club Road, around 12:50 a.m. When they arrived, they found two victims in their 20s – a man with minor injuries and a woman who was not hurt in the incident.
Now, West Valley City, Utah:
Police arrested two men Wednesday who they say broke into a home with guns and baseball bats.
Around 3 a.m., West Valley police responded to a call reporting that three men with their faces covered came into their home near 3200 South and 3800 West carrying baseball bats and guns.
SkyFox was over the scene where seven people woke up to find two suspects in their home, dressed in black from head to toe.
There were four children in the home; 3 of them were young at the time of the home invasion.
MCSO said all were inside the home when armed men burst in between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. Wednesday.
There are plenty of odd things about these three stories. The first is that whatever kind of door, or door locks, these individuals had on their doors, they were totally inadequate. A solid wood door with a deadbolt into an anti-kick strip will not simply collapse when kicked. You have to smash the door with repeated, heavy blows to make any dint in a secure exterior door.