Couple hurt during Anderson home invasion

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ANDERSON, Ind. (WTHR) – Police are looking for three armed men who robbed and beat two people during a violent home invasion.

It happened in the 300 block of Sixth Street in Anderson at about 8:00 Monday morning.

"It's scary that it happened so close to where I live,” said April Leisure. “You know, because it's a pretty quiet neighborhood."

The suspects pulled guns on a 35-year-old man and his girlfriend, 34. Both suffered head wounds from a beating by the assailants.

“I keep the door locked all the time,” said Leisure, a neighbor. “But if they want to get in they can get in."

Another neighbor, Lindsay Haydon said she had no idea the attack had happened. She's new to the neighborhood and said she keeps her eyes open.

"A few nights ago, somebody was looking at houses, maybe scouting valuables,” she said. She said the person was looking in windows.

"It don't surprise me,” said Don Goodman, who lives across the street. “All the drugs around the neighborhood."

We were told that used syringes were discarded around part of the neighborhood. But neighbors also referred to recent arrests, two people taken into custody in connection with a home burglary where bicycles were stolen.

"We make sure that the doors are locked, the windows, the screens," said Carole Goodman, Don’s wife. She said she won't let her great-grandkids play in the yard until she checks it for needles.


Investigators are still trying to determine if the home invasion was a random act.

If you have any information, you’re asked to call Anderson police.

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