by Eric Mullens
WALSENBURG — Walsenburg police are investigating an early morning break in at an occupied home in the 500 block of West Pinon in which the handicapped resident was threatened and some of his property taken.
At about 4:50 am Tuesday, Sept. 22, a masked pair of intruders pounded on the door of the victim’s home. The victim who was in bed at the time, looked at his home security video monitor and did not recognize the pair. When the victim did not answer his door, the brazen criminals forced it open and entered the residence. From his bedroom the man yelled he was going to call police and one of the suspects yelled that he had a gun.
Police are not releasing the victim’s name nor the property that was stolen. The pair were recorded on video which has been turned over to investigators, electronic media outlets, and law enforcement agencies.
The black and white video images show at least one recognizable tattoo on the arm of one of the suspects, who may also have a tattoo, or scar on the back of one of his hands. It appears one of the suspects attempted to cover his face with a camo bandanna, while the other wore a silver colored skull mask. While the mask appears dark in the surveillance video, WPD Captain Vince Suarez told the World Journal Tuesday the video evidence shows it is silver or a light color.
The pair fled in an unknown direction.
The robbers may be armed and are considered dangerous and police ask if you have any information regarding this crime to call the Walsenburg Police Department at 719-738-1056 or Huerfano County Emergency Dispatch at 719-738-1044.
Authorities report no one was injured in the incident.