Friday, September 13, 2019

Early morning home invasion robbery

FRUITVALE, Colo – Mesa County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a home invasion robbery on the 500 Block of Eastbrook Street about 3:40 this morning.

The homeowner, who is in his 80s, ran to a neighbor’s house who called 911 for help. It was reported to deputies a man entered his home and assaulted him.

The homeowner’s silver 2017 Ford Mustang was stolen. It was recovered a short distance away on Bookcliff Ave and Ashbury Ct. abandoned.

A Community Notification went out to homes in a one-mile radius asking people to shelter-in-place. It has since been lifted.

The homeowner was taken to St. Mary’s hospital and treated for a minor injury.

The suspect is described as an adult male wearing all dark clothing, a mask, possibly white shoes, and is about 5’8”.

If you have information about this crime or suspect please call the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office at (970) 242-6707 or call Crime Stoppers at (970) 241-STOP. Information reported to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest can earn you up to $1,000 cash reward and you will remain completely anonymous.