Detectives investigating Shreveport home invasion

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - 6:53pm

Police are working a home invasion robbery that occurred this afternoon in southeast Shreveport.

At approximately 1:30 p.m. on August 14, 2012, Shreveport Police patrol officers were dispatched to a reported home invasion at a residence in the 300 block of Bellmead Street. Upon arrival there, officers contacted an elderly female victim who advised them she heard a knock on her door between 10:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. and when she opened it, she found a man standing outside of her house. The man forcefully entered the residence where he knocked the home owner to the floor, taking items from the home before fleeing the scene of the crime. The victim, who suffered minor injuries, was able to call authorities for help.

Detectives and crime scene investigators immediately responded and are working at this hour to identify and apprehend the suspect. The man is described as black male with a thin to medium build. Anyone having any information regarding this home invasion is urged to contact Shreveport Police detectives at 318-673-6955 or Shreveport-Caddo Parish Crime Stoppers at 318-673-7373.

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