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Export home invaded by armed men

| Tuesday, May 8, 2012, 6:01 a.m.

An Export home was invaded by a group of armed men who robbed the occupants of a large amount of cash and cell phones.

State police said the invasion took place at a residence along Pierce Avenue last Saturday between 11 and 11:30 p.m. The report on the incident was released by state police on Friday, a week after it occurred.

Police said the victims include Anthony Thompson, 20, Ronald Thompson, 48, and Michael Lazabeck, 20, all of Export; Theresa Collins of Apollo and Shaine Hamilton, 19, of Avonmore.

The incident occurred when one of the victims answered a knock on the door and was greeted by three to four armed men who forced their way into the residence. Police said the men held the victims at gunpoint and demanded money. According to police, the men took a large amount of cash. Also, three of the victims had their cell phones taken.

One of the suspects was described as a black male, about 6 foot 3 inches tall, about 230 pounds and wearing a black ski mask. A second suspect was described as a black male about 5 feet 11 inches tall, 150 pounds. Another was described as a white male with red hair, about 5 feet 9 inches tall and 140 pounds. Also, there was possibly a third black male wearing some type of mask.

The two black males were armed with pistols, police said.

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