Deputies: Couple was Targeted in Bellevue Home Invasion
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BELLEVUE, Wis. -- Brown County deputies are looking for three men, accused of a home invasion in Bellevue Thursday night.
In a news conference, investigators outlined the frightening moments for a couple, living in a home in the 2400 block of Van Lake Court.
The couple told police the incident began around 9:30 Thursday night when one of the men knocked on the family's front door. The man stated he wanted the homeowners, an Asian couple in their 60s, to come out and look at a tree hanging over a “lot line.”
“Then he started to think, something isn't right here. But at that point, it was too late,” said Cap. Jeff Sanborn, Brown County Sheriff’s Dept.
The suspects were able to get inside the residence and tied the couple up before taking several items from the home, but it is unknown what was taken at this time. One of the suspects had a gun.
The female victim was able to get free and called police around 11:30 Thursday night. The couple sustained minor injuries.
The suspects stole the couple’s car, and left it in Allouez.
Brown County Deputies say it appears the suspects targeted the victims and planned the home invasion based on the couple's routine.
“They're probably looking at the house, looking at schedules, seeing when the victims are home,” said Cap. David Konrath, Brown County Sheriff’s Dept.
Tonight, neighbors say they’re taking in all the information.
“It's pretty scary. We thought this was a fairly safe neighborhood, and I hope it still is,” said Nicole Fenlon.
Fenlon said she and her husband saw something suspicious last night, just before the home invasion, a car she didn’t recognize.
“They sped off, jumped the curb and didn’t even stop at the stop sign,” she said.
So far, no arrests have been made and investigators continue to look for clues at the home.
“It's just scary that someone that would do this is out there,” said Cap. Jeff Sanbron.
The three suspects are described:
-A Hispanic man in his late 30’s-40’s, wearing a tan jacket
-A man, possibly Asian wearing a blue shirt
-A man, possibly white or Hispanic
If you have any information, you’re asked to call the Brown County Sheriff’s Dept. at 448-4230 or Crime Stoppers.