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Update: Home Invasion Robbery Victims Were Targeted

Police say residents were ordered to lie on floor at gunpoint while several suspects robbed their Countrywood Drive home.

Police say it appears the victims of a home invasion robbery early Monday morning were targeted by their assailants.

The invasion and robbery took place after two women entered the Countrywood Court residence in northern Walnut Creek through the back yard shortly after midnight.

The women asked to use the victims' phone, according to a Walnut Creek Police statement.

Two men who were out of sight and the female suspects invaded the home when a resident turned around to reach for the phone.

The four residents inside the home were ordered to lie down on the floor at gunpoint while the group "ransacked the house," police said. One victim was punched in the face.

The suspects then left through the garage and fled after loading a car with stolen property.

Walnut Creek police Sgt. Tom Cashion said their investigation has revealed the suspects and victims were linked in some fashion.

"It appears this was not a random home invasion robbery," said Cashion. "It appears the victims were targeted by the suspects."

Cashion said the crime does not appear to be gang-related. He said investigators are still trying to determine the motive for the robbery.

Cashion said police have been called out to the Countrywood Court home in the past on other incidents. He would not say what those disturbances were.

Hank Herre, Countrywood Homeowners Association president, said the victims are renting their home. He said they'd lived there about six months.

Herre said the homeowners association has threatened to tow the victims' cars in the past because they were parked in visitor spaces. He said a truck with two flat tires parked on Countrywood Court belongs to the victims.

The suspects are described as a thin Hispanic man in his early 30s; another Hispanic male in his early 30s with a large or heavy build; a medium-build Hispanic woman in her late 20s; and a thin Hispanic/white female in her mid-30s.

The suspects' vehicle is described as a "lifted" Ford F250 with a loud diesel engine. A tool box is mounted in the bed of the truck.

Anyone with information about this case contact officer Bruce Jower or Detective Scott Moorhouse at (925) 943-5844.

Police also reported a home was burglarized on Countrywood Court the night before the robbery, but they don't believe the two crimes are related.

Jim May 07, 2012 at 04:10 PM
Great, right by Shadelands just as the city is trying to lure LucasFilm to town.
Steve May 10, 2012 at 11:08 PM
Um, not "right by Shadelands," it's 2 miles away.
Ryan Clark May 16, 2012 at 12:16 AM
I was the one robbed and Im glad to hear that residents are worried about LucasFilms and not the safety of the rtesidents of Walnut Creek. This was a very scary event and for about 15 minutes we did not know if we would live to see another day as guns were held to our temples and the rattling of stun guns kept going off all while the only thing we could see was the carpet with are heads into the ground all while holding onto our dogs legs as they tried to attack the assailants and they threatened to kill our dogs. Home invasions are the ultimate low life crime as everybody should at least feel safe in the security of their own homes. I was the one to answer the door, and tried to help out a supposed poor lady whos car had broken down. What did I get but a gun to my head and all my possesions, even my clothes stolen. So please if anybody knows anything regarding this event, please call Detective Morehouse or Officer Bower, you can stay anonymous and you would be doing the right thing, remember Karma can be a bitch or a blessing based on wether or not you do the right thing!
Look... May 16, 2012 at 03:19 PM
I think that Jim was being sarcastic about the Lucas Films thing - he was probably trying to point out that the city of WC values arts, special events and projects WAY more than the safety of its residents.
Creek Diva May 16, 2012 at 04:17 PM
@Ryan, what a scary and harrowing experience. I hope the scums are caught and brought to justice.
How typical May 19, 2012 at 04:23 AM
Who jokes and uses sarcasm on,a comment thread on home invasion. There are times for those things and maybe his mommy taught him that thats okay, but mine says not appropriate. There is no reason to make light of this crime. in fact I think more programs and assistance should be made available to people like ryan. Im sure he suffered loss n grief n now has no help when he mite need it most..... People should offer help, not sarcasm or jokes. Maybe lucasfilm would donate to the community before they move in and help set up a victims fund,
How typical May 19, 2012 at 04:25 AM
Who jokes and uses sarcasm on,a comment thread on home invasion. There are times for those things and maybe his mommy taught him that thats okay, but mine says not appropriate. There is no reason to make light of this crime. in fact I think more programs and assistance should be made available to people like ryan. Im sure he suffered loss n grief n now has no help when he mite need it most..... People should offer help, not sarcasm or jokes. Maybe lucasfilm would donate to the community before they move in and help set up a victims fund,

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