Home Invasion Robbery Under Investigation in Mount Laurel
According to a statement released by police, The incident happened at approximately 3:00 a.m. Tuesday where Mount Laurel Police responded to a residence on the 400 block of Equality Court for the report of a home invasion robbery.
Police say the preliminary investigation revealed that two men forced their way into the home through a rear window.
Once inside police say the suspects encountered a 43-year-old male resident and his 18-year-old daughter.
According to police, the suspects demanded money and at some point shot the 43-year-old man in the leg and struck the 18-year-old female in the head with an unknown object.
The male victim handed over an unknown amount of money to the suspects.
Police sat after the altercation, the suspects fled the residence on foot. Investigators believe that they left the area in a vehicle that was parked nearby according to police.
The two injured victims were taken by ambulance to Cooper Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
There were two other family members in the residence at the time, but they were not injured. The motive for the attack appears to be money, and it is clear that the suspects targeted this residence.
This crime remains under investigation police said.
Anyone with information concerning this crime is encouraged to contact Mount Laurel Police Dispatch at 856-234-8300, the Mount Laurel Police Confidential Tip Line at 856-234-1414 Ext 1599, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org